Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

Support Maxima Acuna: Sign an open letter to Yanacocha mining company and the Peruvian government

  • Written on: 13 October 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

A subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, Máxima Acuña and her family are standing up for their rights to peacefully live off their lands, which are sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. In recent weeks, Maxima and her family have experienced a new...

Peru: Maxima Acuña and Partner Attacked by Mining Firm’s Guards

Peru: Maxima Acuña and Partner Attacked by Mining Firm’s Guards

Originally posted by Telesur. 18/09/2016. Campesino activist Acuña refused to sell her land in 2011 as the Yanacocha firm was setting up the largest gold-mining project in South America. Peru’s internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by...

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

Originally published by New Internationalist on 27/05/16 Máxima Acuña has just won the Goldman Prize for her resistance against a gold mine – but why are women’s bodies on the frontlines of resistance to extractivism? asks Sian Cowman. Máxima Acuña, a farmer from Peru’s northern highlands, recently won the 2016...

Jaime Chaupe, husband of Maxima Acuña, reports gunshots fired at family home

Jaime Chaupe, husband of Maxima Acuña, reports gunshots fired at family home

Originally published by Conga Conflict on 25.04.16 Maxima Acuña, who has just returned to Peru after winning the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, fears for the life of her husband, Jaime Chaupe. Jaime reported by mobile phone that he heard gunshots outside his home on two separate occasions tonight, 24th April,...

Maxima Acuña and Elmer Campos tell the World Bank how their investment has destroyed their lives

Maxima Acuña and Elmer Campos tell the World Bank how their investment has destroyed their lives

  • Written on: 19 October 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Originally posted by Conga Conflict. Maxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos, two of the most affected by the attempted imposition of the Conga mining project, have testified during the official World Bank Annual Meeting, telling the directors who hold a 5% stake in Yanacocha, and thus in the Conga...

Fighting Conga: an emblematic case – Perú

Fighting Conga: an emblematic case – Perú

Originally written by Gerald Lebrun The fight against Conga project, an emblematic case of resistance to large-scale mining in Peru. Introduction The fight against Conga project has become the most emblematic struggle against a mining project, emblematic by the determination and courage of a population that has resisted and continues...

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

URGENT! POLICE ENTER MAXIMA ACUNA’S LAND AND DESTROY HER HOME FOR A THIRD TIME

51% US-owned Yanacocha mining company is continuing its attempt to intimidate Maxima Acuña, a strong opponent of the company’s  gold mine in Northern Peru, by destroying her home. 18th March 2015 – ALERT from Grufides in Perú!: “Workers of Yanacocha mining company are once more entering #MaximaAcuña ‘s land and...