Tía María does not go, “Vizcarra traitor” is the message posted on the personal Facebook account of the regional governor of Arequipa, Elmer Cáceres Llica, in response that this afternoon it was made public knowledge that Southern Peru Cooper Corporation received the construction authorization of the Tía María copper project, located in the province of Islay, in the Arequipa region The company had reiterated its commitment not to start the construction of the project without first generating, in coordination with the Executive, spaces for dialogue in which they are absolved the concerns and give the guarantees that the population requires.
As reported by local media: “The decision taken by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) apparently surprised Elmer Cáceres Llica because weeks ago, the first president Martín Vizcarra had announced that he would send Arequipa to the president of the Council of Ministers, Salvador del Solar, to set up a dialogue table, just like what was done with the Las Bambas mining company in the month of April. “.
As always, this decision has once again polarized public opinion between those who are in favor of this measure and those who are against it. The message from the regional president of Arequipa is quite clear and denotes that this will be a new social conflict that the government will have to face. We will wait to see what happens next days; However,