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  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report CAJAMARCA Telesur Peru's internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by the mining company they are fighting against, reported Acuña's daughter.
  • 19 Apr 2016- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru US-based Newmont Mining Corp. has officially cancelled its planned $5 billion USD Conga copper and gold mining project in Peru’s Cajamarca region. In an annual filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Newmont said that as
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A new oil spill occurred last week in Peru’s Cajamarca region-- the third such incident in less than a month, local media reported over the weekend. The latest spill from Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline happened on February 17th in
  • 15 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAJAMARCA, Peru Gregorio Santos, one of the main opponents of US-based Newmont Mining Corp’s proposed $5 billion USD Minas Congas gold and copper mine in Peru, has won re-election to his post as president of the Cajarmaca region. Santos was re-elected
  • 7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAJAMARCA, Peru Ninety-eight percent children in Peru’s Cajamarca region are drinking water that is not fit for human consumption, Marco Gamonal, manager of Social Development for the Regional Government said on August 2nd. Gamonal is pressing for water
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • 11 Feb 2013- 09:08 by Local Press Report LIMA World War 4 Report Peru's Yanacocha mining company—that seeking to develop the controversial Conga project in Cajamarca region—is appealing a ruling of  the National Water Authority (ANA) barring expansion of its existing mine into new lands within
  • 25 Sep 2012- 09:11 by Local Press Report LIMA Nasdaq Peru's office of the Attorney General is investigating allegations of corruption made against the regional president of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, who has been one of the main opponents of the stalled $5.0 billion USD Minas Conga copper and
  • The Peruvian government on September 3 lifted the two-month-old state of emergency in Cajamarca, Bambamarca and Celendin provinces. A statement from Prime Minister Juan Jimenez’s office said the government would remain on alert to deal with any further unrest, Andina news agency reported.
  • 23 Aug 2012- 11:15 by Local Press Report PERU, LIMA Platts Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that his government is honoring promises he made as a candidate to defend water supplies in the region of Cajamarca where Newmont Mining is planning to build a copper-gold mine with a $4.8

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