At the time of writing this post, the socio-environmental conflict in the province of Espinar, Cusco region, between the community and the mining company Xstrata Copper - Tintaya is on the eighth day of a strike by the community --protests are escalating in both violence and repression.
Amid a heavy police deployment, the mayor of the province of Espinar, Oscar Mollohuanca, was arrested on May 30 at midday. The mayor had been in hiding after a state of emergency was declared in the area because of the conflict betw... Read Post
Protesters say the Tinaya copper mine owned by Xstrata plc is contaminating local water supplies and sickening animals. Peru's government has declared a 30-day state of emergency in a highland province after it said two people were ... Read Post
In the morning of June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza. Two other congress mem... Read Post