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Peru: Mining Commercial Sparks Controversy

Categories: Latin America, Peru, Economics & Business, International Relations

A television ad [1] [es] by Peru's National Mining Oil and Energy Society (SNMPE [2] [es]) which aired on July 19 during the halftime break of the Peru-Uruguay football game [3] for the Copa América has sparked a controversy among Peruvian social media users, as Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano reports [4] [es] in his blog. The ad, “appealed to the traditional rivalry between Peru and Chile to find supporters against increasing mining windfall taxes.”