Opposition to Peru’s largest proposed mine recently spread outside the country – to Spain and the United States. Last week, up to 2,000 citizens marched on the Peruvian capital, calling for Newmont’s Conga project (and two others, controlled by Anglo American and Grupo Mexico) to be cancelled. Billed as a “Grand National March for the Right to Water and Life”, the protestors¬† asserted the value of the health and wellbeing of communities, specifically over large resource-extraction projects threatening vital water supplies.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11493&l=1.
Anglo American is London-based. 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.