Panoro’s Luquman Shaheen talks about social concerns, political policies and copper
by Greg Klein
Even before speaking with President Ollanta Humala, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Peruvian visit included a May 22 meeting with mining executives in Lima. Among them was Glenn Nolan, president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, who urged the PM to press Humala to unlock some $4 billion of unspent royalties earmarked for regional spending. Nolan, who’s also Noront Resources’ TSXV:NOT VP of aboriginal affairs and a former chief of Ontario’s Missanabie Cree First Nation, told Canadian Press, “We want to see good laws and transparency so that our (royalties) go back into the community.” At least by implication, he drew attention to powerful community concerns that have sometimes resulted in deadly clashes. Speaking to ResourceClips, Panoro Minerals TSXV:PML president/CEO Luquman Shaheen discussed Peruvian social issues and politics, as well as his company’s Cotabambas and Antilla copper projects.