Reporting on the conflict between the mega mining project Conga and the people of Cajamarca, Peru
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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 land using various tools. When Maxima and her husband Jaime came to denounce the invasion and to call for a stop to the disruption to their land, security personnel of the mining company prevented that the family advance to talk with the invaders. It was at this moment that they violently attacked Maxima and Jaime. They hit Maxima on the head and body with a weapon and left her seriously injured.
Jaime’s mobile phone was not working so they were unable to report the attack, thus left alone and wounded until 12 pm. when a police delegation from the district of Huasmín arrived, who were carrying out a routine inspection. At this time they were able to communicate with their daughter Ysidora to make the complaint. Maxima and Jaime are in urgent need of medical attention.
If you require further information, please contact Ysidora directly on her mobile phone.