Many Peruvians Still Concerned About Conga Mine: Vice President

3 Mar 2014 by Local Press Report

Tensions at Newmont Mining's Conga project have been reduced, Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinoza told Reuters on Saturday, but local communities still have doubts about the stalled copper gold mine. Peru has a significant mining industry, but in recent years violent protests have derailed some major projects, including Conga. Last September, Peru's then-mining minister was quoted in the Los Angeles Times saying work on Conga would soon resume, but Newmont said nothing was imminent. "Communities are still fighting for their demands. There are some reservations," said Espinoza, through an interpreter...

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