Erewhon888 Posted April 27, 2015 Report Share Posted April 27, 2015 Newmont Mining Owner of Yanacocha, the second largest gold mine in the world http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/23/fight-gold-mine-yanacocha/ Newmont is majority owner of the massive Peruvian gold mine Yanacocha, the second largest gold mine in the world, and its planned Conga gold and copper mine nearby would be even larger, requiring a farming community to move and the four lakes they rely on for irrigation to be drained. But the community has so far refused to relinquish its treasured land and lakes, and in response activists say the company has reacted with intimidation and harassment. One person particularly in the company’s cross-hairs is Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, says activist Mirtha Vásquez, a Peruvian lawyer at Wednesday’s meeting. Acuña de Chaupe’s land abuts one of the four lakes but after de Chaupe refused to sell her land in 2011, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) like Earthworks reported that her family became the target of harassment and violence in the form of beatings and destruction of the family home. Then Newmont sued her for “land invasion” and violent retaliation, which it lost on appeal in December 2014. https://action.sumofus.org/a/maxima_chaupe/2/3/?akid=10427.8021252.R_M0Vr&ask=5&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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