… although State of Emergency continues in Cajamarca
Peru Peruvian Prime Minister Juan Jimenez confirmed to the press that the Conga project “has entered a suspension phase, as you may know, a phase that the company decided upon, of course by request of the government and this suggests that we are entering a new scenario.” (RPP, Thursday 23 August 2012)
The suspension came after the publication of results from a respected polling agency, Ipsos-Apoyo that found just 15 percent approve of the Conga project, with 78 percent disapproving and 7 percent with no opinion.
The state of emergency in the Cajamarca region, however, has not been lifted and debates continue on the significance of the suspension for the mining industry, for the government’s handling of the mining conflict, more importantly for the people of Cajamarca.
Newmont is a US company with British investment: among investors in Newmont are UK-based Blackrock World Mining Trust and AXA Investment Managers UK. See http://moneytometal.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&button=&search=newmont.