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Peru
Watch video clips from mining site visits in Chile and Peru and AQ's exclusive documentary about an initiative by the Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia to relocate a part of the Río Ranchería.

A new financial transactions law signed this week by President Ollanta Humala will make it easier for Peruvians to conduct financial transactions using their mobile phones.  

Top stories this week are likely to include: Strong chavista performance in Venezuelan regional elections; Mayan peoples celebrate the thirteenth B’ak’tun; Argentina faces international fiscal isolation; and Peru and Chile sign a pact to remove mines from their shared border.

Top stories this week are likely to include: Mercosur convenes; first week of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency; FARC peace negotiations resume; Peru, Chile dispute their border at The Hague; and Rousseff’s oil royalties veto makes waves in Brazil.

Though small in comparison to other disasters, the spill from the Antamina mine in Peru’s Ancash region affected the health of many living around the site. A photo essay:

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