Operations at Las Bambas, one of Peru’s largest copper minefield, will be affected by road disruption with supplies being blocked amid anti-mining protests, Chinese miner MMG Ltd said on Thursday. Access to our Las Bambas mine has been disrupted due to roadblocks and logistics have been interrupted since Sept. 22, MMG said, as protests blocked supplies from reaching their operations. Residents of Peru’s southern copper belt have occupied roads and a minerals railroad to protest a construction licence the government gave to Southern Copper Corp for its $1.4 billion Tia Maria project, which has been delayed for nearly a decade due to local opposition from farmers.
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