Acuña and her family claim the company used violence and threats to try to evict her from her home and so make way for its $5 billion gold and copper Conga project.
Yanacocha Mining News
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).
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.
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.
Currently China is the second largest producer of the red metal, with an annual output of about 1.6 million tonnes per year.
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.
The South American nation lost the title to China in 2012.
Combined estimate investment exceeds $13 billion, says the government.
Last year alone there were 149 conflicts involving mines in the country.
Contract security guard was freed early Friday.
After meeting with locals, authorities said the company is likely to gain a social license to restart operations in 2014.
Cajamarca’s governor also said Newmont’s local partner has made no progress in terms of gaining support from surrounding communities.
Government has sent additional police forces to watch over the protestors, as previous manifestations have turned violent in the past.
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 ombudsman office warned about the renewed unrest in the Cajamarca region, where Newmont has its now halted $4.8 billion gold-copper Conga project.
Miner may reallocate capital to development alternatives in Australia, Ghana, Indonesia and Nevada.
Group claims project continues to advance despite being officially deemed as “suspended.”
Newmont's subsidiary Yanacocha said it is evaluating new projects in the region.
The gold-copper project, set to begin production in early 2015, continues to be on hold because of social pressure.
Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino announced the country is expected to attract mining investment projects worth $10 billion in 2013.
Peru's government is considering resuming talks with opponents of the $4.8 billion Minas Conga copper and gold mining project in the northern region of Cajamarca, Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, said in a TV interview on Sunday night.
The Peruvian government confirmed it will end Monday a state of emergency imposed in early July in the country’s northern region, where violent protests against Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) controversial $4.8 billion Conga project left five dead and dozens injured.
Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) $4.8 billion copper-gold project in Cajamarca Peru remains as one of the company’s priorities, but further development will be done on a very measured basis, told MINING.com the company’s head of communications, Omar Jabara.
The Peruvian government has thrown in the towel on Newmont Mining's (NYSE:NEM) controversial Conga mine as the nation's prime minister announced Monday evening the $4.8 billion copper-gold project is now on the back burner.
Faced with never ending environmental and social conflicts over mining projects, Peru's President Ollanta Humala decided yesterday to reshuffle his Cabinet… again…for the third time.