In the commodity-rich country of Peru, gold mining has helped the country’s GDP triple in the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing economies in South America. Yet much of the gold mining in Peru is done illegally, which drives numerous environmental and social issues. This article examines the major issues associated with illegal gold mining.
Kleinhenz, Matthew, "Illegal Gold Mining in Peru: A Push Toward Formalization?" (2017). Volume 35 - Leveraging Peru's Economic Potential (2017). 1.