CATAPA supports protest against Conga mining project in Peru

From February 1 to 11, a broad coalition of Peruvian civil society organizations, regional and local authorities and communities is organizing the March for the Right to Water and Life. The start will be celebrated at the mountain lakes of Cajamarca, threatened by the USD 4,8 billion open pit gold mining project Minas Conga. From Cajamarca and several other regions, marchers will head to Lima with specific demands. You can support the March. Follow our English blog on the case,

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Support the Triqui community in Mexico

On April 27, 2010 the paramilitary organization UBISORT attacked a humanitarian convoy in Oaxaca (Mexico). This convoy brought food and medicine to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Coppola. During the raid, two people were killed: Beatriz Alberta "Bety" Cariño Trujillo (responsible for local NGO Cactus) and Jyri Jaakkola (Uusi Tuuli Finnish observer).

Mining in Paradise?: the results

You or your organisation has perhaps signed CATAPA's no-go zones for mining-petition. Thank you very much for this. You supported the farmers and environmental organisations of four provinces in North-Peru, which try to prevent mining activities in their area. Because of the fact that mining companies harm human rights, cross local development plans and threaten the most bio-diverse area in the world, the tropical Andes, as this may cause irreparable damage. Below you find an extensive list of achievements of our campaign.

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