Conference-Debate: What does the future hold for the Conga Mine?

Vrij, 01/03/2013 - 19:00 - 22:00
CATAPA, Entraide et Fraternité, Justitia et Pax, El Andino, la casa de América Latina and 11.11.11 invite you to a meeting on Friday, March 1, at 19:00, that will be centralized around the following discussion: "What is the future for the Conga mine? Is there a way out of the conflict?"
The debate will be in Spanish and French.
Location: Casa de América Latina, Rue du Collège 27, 1050 Ixelles.

Entrance to the debate is free.

Parttakers to the debate:
Mirtha Vásquez: Executive secretary and head of the Juridical Department of the human rights organisation Grufides, and member of the Peruvian national human rights comittee.

Reinaldo Rodríguez: Geological engineer and principal of the school for Technical Geology and the school of Mining Engineering, Cajamarca, Peru.

The discussion will be monitored by Santiago Fischer, Justice et Paix in Wallonia.

‘Conga’ is a controversial mining project in Cajamarca, Peru.

In spite of the many protests, Newton Mining, the Peruvian government and the World Bank are determined to exploit the area. Official studies approve of the project, while others confirm that the mining project will have a negative impact on both the inhabitants of the area as well as their environment.

Furthermore, defenders of human rights are criminalised by the state, with the argument that they are not open for a dialogue. This further complicates the situation.

More information in French:çais.pdf

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