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.
Glencore Xstrata will sell its entire stake in the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru for about $5.85bn to a Chinese consortium. ||| Lima - Glencore Xstrata announced on Sunday it will sell its entire stake in the Las Bambas copper mine... 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