Post Tagged with: "Cajamarca"

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]

Peru Business Group Praises Arrest of Anti-Mining Governor

Peru’s biggest business group praised the judiciary for arresting the anti-mining regional president of Cajamarca, who is accused of corruption allegations. The president of Confiep, Alfonso Garcia-Miro, said that Cajamarca Regional president Gregorio Santos should be held to account for causing poverty in Peru’s poorest department. “He hasn’t just committed […]

Cajamarca President Santos Arrested on Corruption Charges

Cajamarca President Santos Arrested on Corruption Charges

Gregorio Santos, president of the Cajamarca region and the most prominent leader in the protests against the Conga gold mine project, was detained June 25 and charged with allegedly committing the crimes of unlawful association, bribery and collusion. After a five-hour hearing, Justice Mercedes Caballero ordered that Santos be detained for […]

Minas Conga Opponents Hold Protests, Destroy Property

Opponents of the Minas Conga copper and gold project in northern Peru held protests Thursday, and invaded the mine project’s property and destroyed infrastructure, according to the owner of the project, Minera Yanacocha. Yanacocha said in a statement that some 750 people participated in the protest. According to Yanacocha, the […]