"....unofficial word from Lima corridors of power is that the fairly new and so-far somewhat toothless environment ministry, led up by pragmatic ecologist Antonio Brack, is keen on making an example of this area in exchange for allowing mining development enviro green lights in other areas of the country. The concept is that Brack can point to the Cordillera del Condor area as a place (rather minor in the great mining scheme of things) where the government has taken action and protected jungle areas. Meanwhile the mining and energy ministry gets its way in other, larger project areas such as the oil projects of the Amazon basin. The trade-off makes sense, but if it comes to pass it would be a killer for DRI. How sad."Now have a look at what Environment Minister Antonio Brack Egg (great name) said in a radio interview on Friday (translated):
Environment Minister Antonio Brack called the decision by the Ministry of Energy and Mines to suspend the activities of Minera Afrodita (subsidiary of Dorato Resources (DRI.v)) in the province of Condorcanqui (Amazonas) "an answer to the request of the population of the Cordillera del Cóndor zone".
In conversation in CNE radio's program, 'Direct Dialogue', Brack Egg said that he had directly participated in the decision as it was a demand from the native communities of La Cenepa.
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