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28 September 2001

Water supplies alleged contaminated by Peru gold mine

Author: Reuters

Hundreds of protesters blocked a major highway in northern Peru this week, alleging local water supplies had been contaminated by toxic mercury from Latin America's largest gold mine Yanacocha [joint venture Newmont & Buenaventura], but officials...

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28 February 2002

ENVIRONMENT: World Bank Unit Keeps Peruvian Case at Arm's Length

Author: Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has refused to investigate allegations of corruption involving a gold mine it co-owns in Peru...The IFC owns five percent of the Minera Yanacocha mine, the largest gold mine in Latin America, which is co...

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2 April 2002

Prevent Expansion of U.S. and World Bank Mine in Peruvian Farming Community

Author: Oxfam America

Recently, residents of the Peruvian city of Cajamarca raised their voices to oppose the expansion of a gold mine to Quilish Mountain, a key water resource for over 100,000 people in the city and valley. Despite local concerns about cyanide used by the...

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1 January 2003

Choropampa, The Price of Gold [Perú]

Author: Guarango

[Click on "Synopsis"] [Gurango present this award winning film which details] [a] devastating mercury spill by the world’s richest gold mining corporation [Yanacocha, part of Newmont and Compañía de Minas Buenaventura] [which] transforms a quiet...

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1 January 2003
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Author: Gurango

[Hacer click en "Español" y "sinopsis"] [Guarango presenta esta película que describe] [u]n devastador derrame de mercurio de la minera de oro más grande del mundo [Minera Yanacocha, parte de Newmont & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura] transforma a...

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5 November 2004

Newmont Decision on Cerro Quilish Brings New Hope for Residents of Northern Peru - Newmont acknowledges misjudgments in its relationship with Peruvian communities

Author: Oxfam America

Oxfam America applauded Newmont Mining Corporation's announcement that it has…[ended] its plans to expand the Yanacocha gold mine [joint venture Newmont & Buenaventura]...During September, thousands of local residents protested the proposed...

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12 June 2005

Slow progress on World Bank’s oil, gas and mining commitments

Author: Bretton Woods Project

Management [of the World Bank] had proposed [in September 2004] reforms on: the explicit tracking of poverty reduction associated with extractive industry projects;...broader inclusion of local stakeholders; the development of a more systematic...

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15 June 2005

Friends of the Earth & local communities call on Newmont to stop "poisoning" drinking water near its mining operations

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1 October 2005

New York Times/Frontline Series on Gold Mining

Author: Newmont

Independent scientific studies by Australian research organization CSIRO, local Indonesian Universities and the Indonesian government itself, as well as years of detailed site performance monitoring, clearly refute the claims that the waters and...

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25 October 2005

Tangled Strands in Fight Over Peru Gold Mine

Author: Jane Perlez & Lowell Bergman, with Marlena Telvick & Natasha Del Toro, New York Times

"This is the Roman peace the company [Newmont Mining] has with the people: They put in an army and say we have peace," said Father Arana... [In] the fall of 2004 at a nearby mountain called Cerro Quilish [for] two weeks, fearing that the company's...

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