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National Mobilization in Defense of Water in Peru

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Title: National Mobilization in Defense of Water in Peru
Author: Chanduví Jaña, Elsa
Subject(s): Latin America
Peru
Great National March for the Right to Water and Life
Conga project
Minera Yanacocha
Newmont Mining
IFC
Buenaventura
Foro Hídrico: Agua, Minería y Desarrollo en el Perú de Hoy
water
human rights
policy
legislation
Ollanta Humala
gold
mineral
protest
Tribunal Nacional de Justicia Hídrica
José De Echave
environment
Cajamarca
Abstract: The Gran Marcha Nacional por el Derecho al Agua y la Vida (Great National March for the Right to Water and Life) was interpreted as a demand for government coherence. Hundreds of people marched from the northern Andean department of Cajamarca to the capital to express their opposition to any extractive activity that threatens the ecosystems and water resources. On Feb. 1, about 1,000 campesinos and representatives of groups defending water rights left from the area of the lakes that will be most affected by the Conga project, a US $4.8 billion undertaking to extract gold and copper, which will be developed by Minera Yanacocha, a subsidiary of the US‐based company Newmont Mining, Peru's Buenaventura, and the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Date: 2012-02-24
Publisher: NotiSur - Latin America Data Base
Citation: Chanduví Jaña, E. (2012, February 24). National Mobilization in Defense of Water in Peru. NotiSur, 21(8).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/19410
ISSN: 1060-4189

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