Reporting on the conflict between the mega mining project Conga and the people of Cajamarca, Peru
A police contingent arrived to evict more than 800 residents of the Aliso Colorado and Quishuar communities who remain near Yanacocha`s Open Pit Quinoa Sur in Cajamarca.
Local leaders reported that this protest is taking place due to Yanacocha`s failure to provide water to the community after its water sources had dried up as a result of the company`s mining activity. They said they will not withdraw until Yanacocha meets with this, and other, demands.
Photo: Grufides (reference) May 20, 2015