LIMA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Transportation of metal from MMG Ltd’s Las Bambas copper mine in Southern Peru has been halted since Monday, a police general told Reuters on Thursday.
The Las Bambas mine has been a recurrent source of conflict between local residents and the mine operators. A Las Bambas representative declined to confirm the situation but said the company was “invoking dialogue” with the local population.
Peru is the world’s No. 2 copper producer. (Reporting by Maria Cervantes and Marco Aquino Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)