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U.S. Mining Company Defends Deploying Hired Thugs Against Indigenous Farmers in Peru

Click here for reuse options! Similar attacks on environmental defenders are mounting throughout Central and South America. The Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation was hit with negative press last week following reports that its Peruvian subsidiary sent security forces to attack the prominent indigenous environmental defender Máxima Acuña de Chaupe at her remote farm in the northern Andean highlands.
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