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Good news for Bear Creek Mining (BCM.v)... Andrew Swarthout: Up to this week, the frontrunner for the 2018 Governor of Puno regional election in South Peru was Walter Aduviri, the man who led the 2012 "Aymarazo" protest that put an end to Santa Ana project. The thing is, if Aduviri had won the election, Bear Creek's (BCM.v) Corani project would have been deep in the doo-doo. 

That's the background, now the news: Today Aduviri was sentenced to seven years in jail by the Peru courtrooms for his role as leader of the Aymarazo. He's unlikely to do time, as he's now almost certainly hiding out in Bolivia. But it does mean that his political ambitions are over. That's good for BCM.