Peru: Cajamarca regional strike remobilizes


Campesinos from Bambamarca province and their urban supporters in Cajamarca, Peru, marched Sept. 20 to announce a new paro, or civil strike, demanding that the Yanacocha mining company halt construction of a new reservoir at Laguna Chailluagón—a move they say is preparatory to the controversial Conga gold mine project that threatens the region’s groundwater. Banner reads CONGA NO VA—meaning the Conga project will not go forward, the ubiquitous slogan of the movement.

Photo: Caballero Verde

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