The Peruvian government has agreed to resume dialogue with representatives from northern Cajamarca region, state news agency Andina reported. President Ollanta Humala declared a state of emergency in Cajamarca on December 5 in response to increasingly violent protests against US-based Newmont Mining’s US$4.8bn Minas Conga project in the region.
For earlier reports, see:
Humala does the Conga in Peru: “Leftist” president shifts violently to the right. More militarization to come?
Dancing the Conga in Peru: Jose de Echave resigns as vice-minister of the Environment
Among investors in Newmont are UK-based Blackrock World Mining Trust and AXA Investment Managers UK. See