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Government opens up mining concessions near Ecuador border

Author: Magali Zevallos Ríos, Latin America Press, Published on: 13 August 2009

[B]oth the Peruvian and Ecuadorian governments are granting concessions along [their] border…The largest concession in this border area of Peru will be run by...Dorato Resources…The area where the company will operate in Peru is the ancestral home of the Awajun and Wampis indigenous communities, which…protested a series of investment decrees issued by the government to promote investment on their native lands…“The Peruvian state explicitly and systematically decides to favor extractive industries endangering the conservation of natural resources and the right to life and health of the indigenous populations...” Huaco [from organization Racimos de Ungurahui] said...Another miner operating on both sides of the border is Rio Blanco Copper [part of Montericco Metals, which is part of Zijin]…CooperAcción said both companies failed to obtain the free, previous and informed consent of the local communities.

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Related companies: Dorato Resources Monterrico Metals (part of Zijin) Rio Blanco Copper (part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd. y Xiamen C&D Coperation Ltd.) Zijin