Conga Conflict

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

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

REPORT RELEASE: An Assessment of the Conga Mining Project in Light of World Bank Standards


 A new report has been released entitled: CONGA NO VA An Assessment of the Conga Mining Project in Light of World Bank Standards A report of a coalition of social … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

MILTON SANCHEZ to give evidence to the UNITED STATES CONGRESS


Milton Sanchez Cubas, General Secretary of the Plataforma Interinstitucional Celendina (PIC), the platform of local organisations who have come together to defend their water and their territory from the mega … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guardians of the Lagoons facing 35 years in prison


Tomorrow, Thursday 3rd September 2015, the judicial process of 16 environmental and human rights defenders continues in the courts of Cajamarca, northern Peru. The 16 community leaders are accused by … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

CAJAMARCA: Farmers protest against Minera Yanacocha for contamination and diminished water sources


By Milton Sánchez Residents of 11 communities from the towns of Huacataz and Otuzco, in the province of Cajamarca, users of the irrigation canals Tres Tingos, Muyoc, Huacatáz, Chicospata, among others, marched … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment