EFEBy Monica Martinez Lima

Mining investments in Peru, which have amounted to $60 billion over the past 10 years, look to be in trouble in the near future due to social conflicts surrounding several mines and the upcoming start of operations at the latest copper mining megaproject, various experts say.

A large portion of Peru has significant reserves of copper, silver, gold and zinc, among other metals, which contribute 10 percent to the country's GDP, and 60 percent of the country's exports are primary materials.