Conga Mining News

Latin America the world’s most dangerous place for environmental activists

More environmentalists were murdered in Latin America in 2015 than anywhere else in the world, with anti-mining causes claiming the most lives, a report by Global Witness shows.

Community opposition forces Newmont to abandon Conga project in Peru

The company has removed its massive gold and copper project Peru from its list of reserves in its annual filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Peru's Garcia makes mining key pillar of his presidential campaign

The former president says lack of immediate benefits for communities has driven mining opposition causing the country to lose billions worth of gold and copper projects.

Newmont Mining ordered to turn over evidence to Peruvian wounded in protest

New human rights tool will shed light on the events leading to the paralysis of Peruvian farmer during repression of 2011 protest.

Newmont’s Conga mine could remain halted until 2018

The future of the proposed $5 billion Conga copper and gold project in Peru remains in limbo as its main opponent was recently re-elected governor of the region where the project is situated.

Peru’s main opponent to Newmont’s Conga mine wins local elections

Jailed Gregorio Santos is set to win the re-election in the country’s gold-rich Cajamarca region, casting fresh doubts on the future of the long-delayed copper and gold project.

Less than 2% of Peru’s total mining concessions are active

Around 15,000 of the total 55,000 licences in effect risk fines and even losing all privileges over the land.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Chinese backers are now behind one-third of all Peru’s new mining investments by value.

Main opponent of Newmont's gold project in Peru in prison

Cajamarca region governor Gregorio Santos was ordered to jail for 14 months amid a corruption probe. Supporters claim he is being target of political repression for opposing Newmont's mine.

Peru set to regain world’s second largest copper producer place this year

The South American nation lost the title to China in 2012.

Five major copper mines to begin operations in Peru by 2016

Combined estimate investment exceeds $13 billion, says the government.

Mining opposition risks $57bn projected investment in Peru

Last year alone there were 149 conflicts involving mines in the country.

Newmont’s Conga opponents vandalize mine site, kidnap worker

Contract security guard was freed early Friday.

Newmont’s Conga copper and gold mine could restart next year—authorities

After meeting with locals, authorities said the company is likely to gain a social license to restart operations in 2014.

Peru 'washing its hands' of Newmont’s Conga mine issues: local authorities

Cajamarca’s governor also said Newmont’s local partner has made no progress in terms of gaining support from surrounding communities.

Anti-mining sentiment in Peru main barrier to sector’s growth – S&P

Despite current challenges the analysts expect significant growth in the country's mining industry.

Thousands of Peruvians camp in the Andes to defend lake from Newmont’s gold project

Government has sent additional police forces to watch over the protestors, as previous manifestations have turned violent in the past.

Fresh protests threaten Newmont Conga mine in Peru

The new round of demonstrations come after a top official for the Conga project, CEO Roque Benavides of Buenaventura, said water from one of the main water sources for locals, would be transferred to a reservoir later this year.

Peru’s mining conflicts made country’s total social issues climb to 225 in May

Peru's ombudsman office warned about the renewed unrest in the Cajamarca region, where Newmont has its now halted $4.8 billion gold-copper Conga project.

Newmont mulls taking Peru’s Conga money elsewhere

Miner may reallocate capital to development alternatives in Australia, Ghana, Indonesia and Nevada.

Peruvians ask Washington-based human rights commission to halt Newmont’s Conga project

Group claims project continues to advance despite being officially deemed as “suspended.”

Newmont won’t leave Peru’s gold-rich Cajamarca region by 2016: company

Newmont's subsidiary Yanacocha said it is evaluating new projects in the region.

Newmont pouring $150 million into Peru’s Conga this year

The gold-copper project, set to begin production in early 2015, continues to be on hold because of social pressure.

Mining projects worth $7.5bn delayed by Peru's environmental authorities

More than half of the total reports submitted in early 2012 are still under evaluation.

Peru expects $10 billion in mining investments next year

Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino announced the country is expected to attract mining investment projects worth $10 billion in 2013.