Newmont Mining Corporation: Protests Against Expansion of Yanacocha Mine, Peru

Human Rights Violations in Peru

The protest movement of several thousand Peruvians against the expansion of the Yanacocha mine in Cajamarca was aggravating in the summer of 2012. Since December 2011, a state of emergency was declared in northern Peru three times. According to the news agency Reuters, 5 protesters have been killed and 21 injured in the course of the demonstrations.   ... →