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Understanding the Peru Chamber of Mining (SNMPE)

The Peru Chamber of Mining is known as The National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (precisely, the “Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía de Perú” or SNMPE). Here’s how they think:

“We the mining companies, run by families living in Lima, may have treated locals in small provincial towns like shit and fucked up their lands with our highly polluting practices for five generations, but we haven’t done that sort of thing for at least five years. Why is the government so against us? Why don’t the locals seem to trust us at our word? Do they not want progress?”

Latest example here, which is in Spanish but the above translation works ok for gist.

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