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[video] The Devil Operation (trailer) [Peru]

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Author: Guarango Film & Video

El Padre Marco Arana, un párroco de los Andes peruanos está siendo vigilado. Una compañia de seguridad [Forza, parte de Securitas] filma y fotografía cada movimiento del sacerdote y sus seguidores; los detallados reportes de los espías eestán bajo el nombre clave de "Operación Diablo". Por más de una década, el sacerdote y su grupo de activistas han defendido a las comunidades campesinas contra los abusos de los poderosos...Seguimos al Padre Marco en este documental de suspenso político y misterio en un territorio dominado por la corporación aurífera más grande de Sudamérica [Minera Yanacocha, parte de Newmont y Buenaventura].

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8 March 2010

[video] The Devil Operation (trailer) [Peru]

Author: Guarango Film & Video

Father Marco, a humble priest from the mountains of Peru, is being followed. A private security firm [Forza, part of Securitas] is filming and photographing the priest’s every move; their meticulous reports are code-named "The Devil Operation." Marco’s allies are murdered and tortured, but he and his disciples refuse to be victims. They turn their cameras on the spies and develop a counter-espionage plan that leads to an American-owned gold mine [Minera Yanacocha (joint venture Newmont & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura)]. For the past decade, the priest has defended farming communities against the mine’s abuses, earning him the nickname ‘The Devil’. This real-life political thriller shows how to catch spies in their own web.

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12 February 2007

Spies bedevil Peruvian environmental priest

Author: Catholic News

A Peruvian security firm has launched a campaign of spying and intimidation against environmental activists and priests...according to documents revealed by a local newspaper. Using the codename "Operation Devil", the Peruvian firm, C&G Investigaciones, spied on and filmed staff and sympathisers of the organisation Grufides, a [NGO] in...Cajamarca that promotes sustainable development, according to a report in national newspaper, La Republica. The firm reportedly handed over the results of the spying to the security firm Forza, which provides services to Yanacocha, a subsidiary of...Newmont Mining Corporation [and Buenaventura]...Fr Arana...and his colleague attorney Mirtha Vasquez have been alerting the public to environmental damage caused by the Yanacocha mine for years...Forza...denied any link to "Operacion El Diablo" or to C&G Investigaciones...Last August, campesino Isidro Llanos was gunned down in clashes between the company [Yanacocha] and residents of the nearby town of Combayo, following the mine's announcement that it planned to expand operations in the area.

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