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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 […]

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

One of Peru’s biggest mining projects returned to national headlines this week after President Ollanta Humala appeared to distance his government from the project. A dispute over the development of the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project, located high in the Andes of Cajamarca region, dominated Peru’s political […]

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Gregorio Santos, the president of Cajamarca region and a prominent anti-mining activist, will run in Peru’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to a member of his party cited by daily La Republica. The secretary of Santos’ left-wing Movimiento de Afirmacion Social party, Alin Monteza, said that Santos is expected to hold […]

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

A delegation of high-level government officials restarted talks on Tuesday with opponents of the $5.0 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project located in northern Peru. The delegation is being led by Premier Juan Jimenez and includes Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal. They are meeting with the president of Peru’s […]