The Peruvian government is under fire over the two emergency decrees it issued to waive the environment certificates of 33 investment projects, including the construction of hydroelectric dams in the country’s rain forests, IPS News reports. Following domestic outcry over the move, the government has offered to talk to governors, lawmakers, and church leaders but experts and other stakeholders said the offer is too late. The critics are urging the government to overturn the decrees.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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