Conga Conflict

Reporting on the conflict between the mega mining project Conga and the people of Cajamarca, Peru

Jaime Chaupe, husband of Maxima Acuña, reports gunshots fired at family home


Maxima Acuña, who has just returned to Peru after winning the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, fears for the life of her husband, Jaime Chaupe. Jaime reported by mobile phone that … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Máxima Acuña wins world’s top environmental prize


Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has won the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s biggest prize that recognizes environmental rights defenders. She received her prize today, 18th April 2016 in the city … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Peruvian state to provide security to the Chaupe family


Source: RPP Noticias The national police will visit Tragadero Grande, the home of the Chaupe family, twice a month to ensure the safety of the family. Attorney Mirtha Vasquez said … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Murderer gets away with just 6 years prison sentence for killing community leader


Image: Hitler Rojas taken by Colectivo Tomate Public outrage has surged after the killer of Hitler Rojas, community leader and Mayor of Yagen, gets away with just a six year … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

ASSASSINATION: Environmental Leader Opposed to Mega Dams in Marañón River Fatally Shot


At 9am on 28th December environmental leader Hitler Ananias Rojas Gonzales , 34, was killed by five bullets. Mr. Rojas was a prominent leader in the struggle against the mega dams that the … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

CAJAMARCA MARCHES: Thousands march to denounce Minera Yanacocha’s work in El Perol lagoon


On 26th November, 2015 thousands took to the streets of Cajamarca to denounce destructive work by Minera Yanacocha mining on their sacred, life-giving mountain lake – Laguna El Perol. Delegations … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

CAJAMARCA commemorates 10,000 murdered ancestors


Today, 16th November, 483 years ago up to 10,000 Cajamarcans were murdered by up to 200 Spanish invaders. The greatly outnumbered Spanish ‘conquistadores’ are often called ‘the brave’ and their … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

16 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS today to present evidence in their defense


Today, Friday 6th November 2015, the judicial process of 16 environmental and human rights defenders continues in the courts of Cajamarca, northern Peru. On the 29th October, after four previous occasions of … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

BELGIUM ACTIVISTS demonstrate at WORLD BANK offices


CATAPA, a Belgium organisation of environmental and human rights activists, asks the World Bank to declare Conga unviable and to withdraw their investments from Minera Yanacocha. They delivered their demands in a … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maxima Acuña and Elmer Campos tell the World Bank how their investment has destroyed their lives


Maxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos, two of the most affected by the attempted imposition of the Conga mining project, have testified during the official World Bank Annual Meeting, … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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