Conga Conflict

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

Civil society rejects Public Prosecutor’s request of 36 years of prison for environmental leaders in Celendín


Emperatriz is one of 4 mothers, and one of 16 environmental and human rights defenders who are facing long prison sentences for protesting against the Conga Mining Project. (Photo: Celendin … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The State of Human Rights in Peru


The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, on Tuesday 7th February 2017 will embark on a trip to Peru, Colombia and Cuba. “Mr Higgins will visit Peru at the invitation of … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Unfulfilled Promise of Informed Consent in Mining Projects


January 24, 2017 COHA “Indigenous communities and governments in Latin America are facing off over mining.” – Harvard Review of Latin America By Erika Quinteros, Research Associate at the Council on … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Carta de Máxima Acuña y su familia al CEO de la minera Newmont


(Foto: El Montonero) Máxima Acuña y su esposo Jaime Chaupe Lozano han difundido el viernes una carta abierta dirigida a Gary J. Goldberg, CEO y director de la minera Newmont, … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

URGENT: Maxima Acuña and her husband Jaime Chaupe attacked by Yanacocha mining company


Photo: The Guardian Ysidora Chaupe, daughter of Maxima Acuña and Jaime Chaupe, has just informed us: Today, at 9.30am. workers hired by the Yanacocha mining company entered the Chaupe family land without permission and began to disturb their … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ultimo minuto: Ataque contra Máxima Acuña y su esposo Jaime Chaupe por parte de Minera Yanacocha


Foto: The Guardian Acaba de comunicarse conmigo Ysidora Chaupe, hija de Máxima Acuña y Jaime Chaupe, y me informó lo siguiente: Hoy día, a las 9.30 am., gente contratada por la … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

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