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

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

FRONT LINE DEFENDERS: Intimidation and death threats against land rights defender

[versión española abajo] 6 August 2015 Update: Peru – Intimidation and death threats against land rights defender Maxima Acuña de Chaupe On 5 August 2015 Ms Maxima Acuña de Chaupe … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

URGENT: Máxima Acuña receives death threats from Yanacocha worker

Maxima Acuña de Chaupe, the human rights defender who has stood up to the world´s second largest gold producer and refused to leave her land, has received numerous death threats … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

WAR ON WANT: Death Threats Against Indigenous Human Rights Defender

4 August 2015 – 7:45pm NEWS War on Want’s partner in Peru, the Platform Inter-Institutional of Celendin, supporting the struggle of Maxima Acuna, has communicated that a worker of the … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Former President of Peru Dodges Question About Newmont and School of the Americas

Posted: May 8, 2015 Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was in Denver on April 10, 2015 to speak at a symposium titled:  Sovereign and Sacred, Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MINERA YANACOCHA destroyed Maxima Acuña`s new construction and stole her guinea pigs

Photo: Referencial Wednesday 29th April, police and employees of Minera Yanacocha again entered Maxima Acuña`s land, destroyed a building that was under construction and stole 15 of her guinea pigs that she was raising. … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maxima Acuña de Chaupe recibe premio ‘Defensora del Año 2014’

ULAM celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer en Cajamarca, Perú. Para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, ULAM realizó con éxito la ceremonia de entrega de premio ‘Defensora … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment