30 November 2011

PERU: 1 Dec UPDATE: 30 Injured As More Protests Halt Conga Gold Mine Construction.

                                    LINK CHANGE/ALJAZEERA 2:16 Video report

     Newmont Mining stopped work on its $4.8bn open-cast gold mine in Cajamarca...after continued protests resulted in 10 injuries.
     Local critics believe the Conga project will cause pollution and destroy water supplies.
    The Cajamarca region...is Peru's top dairy products and livestock producer.
   A deputy environment minister just resigned after faulting the official environmental impact studies.
   TO READ details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15956429