Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

The DRC: World’s New No. 2 Copper Supplier

Via Bloomberg, a report on the DRC’s continued growth in copper production: The Democratic Republic of Congo displaced Peru as the second-biggest copper exporter last year, official data from the two countries show, in a changing of the guard for the mining industry. While the numbers used in the chart below refer to shipments rather […]

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As Oil Giants Retreat Globally, Smaller Players Rush In

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how as Big Oil retreats globally, smaller players are filling the gap: Under pressure from shareholders and activists, major energy companies are retreating from higher-polluting and riskier projects around the world. A bunch of smaller companies are rushing in to fill the void. In Nigeria, smaller […]

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Mexico and Peru: Soft Fruit Superpowers

Via the World Economic Forum, a look at how Peru and Mexico boosted berry production hundreds of times over in just 10 years: Carlos Gereda didn’t know what he was starting when he brought some blueberries home to Peru from Chile in 2006. He wanted to know if they would grow in his native soil […]

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Olmos Irrigation Project: Potential To Transform Northern Peru

Via Gateway to South America, a report on a massive hydrological project that has the potential to transform northern Peru: Since before Inca times (XV-XVI centuries), Peruvian people constrained by the Central Andes region geographical characteristics have strived to dominate water for agriculture. Perú climate zones: Coast, Sierra and Forest      Irigation channel in […]

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Latin America Is Now China’s ‘Backyard’

Via Newsweek, commentary on China’s growing engagement with Latin America: The People’s Republic of China is moving into Latin America in force. Excluding Mexico, China is the region’s largest trade partner. In 1981, Cuba was the only Latin American country trading more with China than the U.S. China’s two-way trade with the region was $12 […]

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Despite 6th President in 4 Years, Peru’s Economy Keeps Humming

Via McClatchy DC, commentary on Peru which – despite having its sixth president in four years – has a strong economy: When Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was sworn in on Dec. 7 as her country’s sixth leader in the past four years, virtually all news reports pointed out that Peru is one of the world’s most […]

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