Peruvian Protests Could Halt Newmont's Conga Gold Mine

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Protests in northern Peru over the $5 billion Conga gold mine make "no sense" and could spell the end of the project if they succeed in preventing the draining of a nearby lake, the project's junior partner said on Thursday. Tensions flared up again this week over Newmont's proposed mine, with hundreds of protesters taking to the streets and bringing to an end nine months of relative calm.