Vienna writes that
My time in northern Peru was a success! I was able to interview several individuals who work professionally in the Peruvian mining industry as well as many others who have been distantly affected by it. I spent five days in Lima visiting non-profits and engineering firms and learned so much about the economic incentive behind mineral extraction. I was also able to visit the beautiful colonial district in downtown Lima! I then traveled to the northern city of Huaraz where I spent seven days interviewing local indivuals who have been impacted by the mining industry. It was wonderful to receive contrasting views about mineral extraction to those in Lima. I also did several day hikes to get as close as I could (without official clearance) to local mines. Luckily, these hikes were in the Huascaran National Park and I was surrounded by the most beautiful mountains in the world! Next stop: Cusco!