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Update on Máxima’s case

LAMMP has produced a summary of the on-going struggle of Máxima Acuña against the Yanacocha mine. At the time of writing, Máxima is visiting Europe (the European Commission in Belgium, the United Nations  and other groups in Switzerland, and NGOs in France).

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Weaving resistance

DocuPerú, with the support of the Programme for Democracy and Global Transformation has produced a video on the criminalisation of the struggle for water in Celendin (Cajamarca, Peru) against the background of the opposition of the inhabitants to mining projects which pollute the liquid so crucial to the farmers in …

Mount Isa, Australia

Children and Lead Pollution

Results of a study  carried out by Professor Mark Taylor which  tested soil, dust and air near the Mount Isa mine  (Queensland, Australia ) between 2005 and 2008 found mining emissions are a cause of lead poisoning in Mount Isa children.


The women of Cañaris

A meeting of the indigenous women’s group ONAMIAP (Indigenous Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian Women of Peru), held in early February, 2013, called for the authorities not to neglect their obligations and to guarantee, by complying with the law of a democratic state, the collective rights of the Cañaris community. The …


Peru prosecutor prosecuted

On the 9th of November 2012 the former public prosecutor of Huancabamba, Lorenzo Félix Toledo Leyva, was tried in the city of Piura on charges of failing to report instances of torture in the case of 28 peasant farmers held prisoner at a mining camp belonging to Rio Blanco Copper …

Heavy police presence at Conga

Hundreds of police from the Special Operations Divison have appeared at the Conga mine in Peru. By agreement with the managers of the Newmont Mining Corporation, the workers are returning home every day. They start at 4 in the morning, and return at 4 in the afternoon. The police spend …

Mining in Huancabamba

The Al Jazeera channel has produced a documentary on the events surrounding mining in Peru, and in particular the Monterrico case.

Hearts and mines in Peru

According to 4-traders, the administration of President Ollanta Humala in Peru will work to persuade the population of the northern region of Cajamarca that the stalled Minas Conga copper and gold project is viable, a high-level government official said. Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said that the government will aim to …

Northumbria in Peru and Ecuador

Dr. Katy Jenkins, Senior Lecturer in sociology at Northumbria University, recently travelled to Peru and Ecuador in order to carry out research into the impact of mining on women. Dr. Jenkins is using a feminist, life history approach to collect women’s accounts of mining activism there. Issue 5 of the …

Margarita’s case re-opened

A long-running court case of especial interest in Peru has been re-opened. Some time ago, we reported on the many twists and turns in the case of Margarita Pérez Anchiraica. We also have a striking 12-minute video interview with her (in Spanish, with sub-titles). Margarita’s story started in 1998 when …