Peru’s lawyers welcome new mining regulation but urge clarification

Peruvians awoke to jubilant scenes on Wednesday morning, as nine miners who had been trapped underground for six days were freed by rescue teams and reunited with their families. But while the plight of the men may have raised awareness of the dangerous conditions in which many illegal miners work and renewed calls for better regulation of the sector, lawyers warn that elements of new regulations drafted by government need clarification to avoid unfairly penalising companies operating legally.

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