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PERU: Communities Say 'No' to Mining Company in Vote

Author: Milagros Salazar, IPS, Published on: 17 September 2007

For the second time in Peru, a mining project was rejected by local communities in a popular referendum. More than 90 percent of those who came out to vote in three districts in the northern province of Piura said "no" to the mining operations of the Minera Majaz company...The results went against Minera Majaz [part of]...Monterrico Metals, which was taken over...by China’s Xiamen Zijin Tongguan...when it acquired 89.9% of the...shares. Communities in the highlands province of Piura have opposed Minera Majaz’s operations in the area since...2002, and demonstrators have been killed and injured in protests against the mine. Relations between the company and local residents remain tense...an average of 60 percent took part in the referendum...President García once again emphasised...that the vote was non-binding...[also refers to Manhattan Sechura, subsidiary of Manhattan Minerals]

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Related companies: Compañia de Minas Buenaventura Manhattan Minerals Minera Majaz (part of Monterrico Metals) Monterrico Metals (part of Zijin) Zijin