Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Sparrow’s first documentary film, MAXIMA, presents corruption, resistance and an indigenous Peruvian farmer’s fight for dignity against the ‘slow death sentence’ of open-pit gold mining. [This article was originally published by Latin America Bureau, the... Read Article
Conga Mining Project
This July 4th, while executives of Colorado’s Newmont Mining Corporation celebrated America’s Independence Day, a priest was beaten and detained by police for protesting an expansion plan at the company’s Peruvian mine.
In Latin America mass demonstrations are putting at risk huge energy, mining and infrastructure projects. Thousands of peasants occupied the Azul, Mamacocha, Chailhuagon and Perol lakes, in the Cajamarca region of Peru. The Conga mining project proposes to... Read Article