Peru community to block transport road used by Las Bambas mine

Las Bambas copper mine in Apurímac, Peru. (Image courtesy of Minera Las Bambas)

The leader of an Andean community said on Wednesday that residents will block a controversial road used by MMG’s Las Bambas mine to transport its metal starting on Thursday, a route that is a flashpoint of local protests.

Luis Huamani of the district of Ccapacmarca told Reuters they will block the road to pressure Peru’s judiciary to expedite the resolution of a lawsuit they filed challenging the national highway status granted to the roadway used by the mine.

(By Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Chris Reese)

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