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Environmentalists Begin National Water March

Environmentalists and civil society groups in three Peruvian regions began on Wednesday a national water march, aimed mainly at rejecting Newmont Mining’s Minas Conga project.  The marchers plan to converge in Lima by next week. In Cajamarca region, where Conga is located, about 500 people began the march at the […]

Yanacocha suspends Conga gold project amid continuing protests

Yanacocha suspends Conga gold project amid continuing protests

Yanacocha has suspended its $4.8 billion Conga gold mine project in Cajamarca, as protests by regional leaders and peasant farming communities have continued to build up.  In a joint press conference at the government palace with Prime Minister Salomon Lerner Ghitis, the senior vice-president for South America of Newmont-Yanacocha, Carlos Santa Cruz, said the company’s […]

Lerner Ghitis: Govt Working on Resolving Social Conflicts

Lerner Ghitis: Govt Working on Resolving Social Conflicts

Prime Minister Salomon Lerner Ghitis said Thursday that the government is working on solutions to resolve social conflicts related to mining, agriculture and other sectors, state news agency Andina reported. “We inherited a problem from the past decade, conflicts in mining, agriculture, regions,” Lerner Ghitis said. “But I think we […]