URGENT: Máxima Acuña receives death threats from Yanacocha worker

Maxima Acuña de Chaupe, the human rights defender who has stood up to the world´s second largest gold producer and refused to leave her land, has received numerous death threats from a Yanacocha worker allegedly acting on orders from the company.maxima-3

The worker, who is employed by Yanacocha to supposedly watch the alpacas that Yanacocha strategically placed in front of Maxima´s home, threatened to ´make her disappear´, reported Maxima´s son Daniel on Thursday, 30th July.

Read the rest of the story here.

Here is another good article.

International Women’s Day: A hommage to Maxima Acuña de Chaupe

Over the last 4 years, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has led her peaceful struggle against US-based Newmont Mining Corporation and its Peruvian subsidiary Yanacocha. By doing so, she is also defying a deeply entrenched system of impunity and injustice that afflicting communities and activists engaged in the ongoing conflicts over resources in Peru.

Here is the CEO off Newmont Mining Corporation. Guess he does not give a damn. His hands are bloody.

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Life is easy, but not for you. Why?

Great video here on the madness of normal everyday life that we’ve been led to believe. Time to open my eyes again. Wake up!

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“Jon’s unconventional choices are a result of his philosophy on the best way to live. “It isn’t necessarily natural building that I’m interested in,” he said. “It’s self-reliance, and shelter is one of our four basic needs. If we cannot rely on ourselves, we have no freedom. I like to be free.”

http://www.newfarm.org/columns/Jason/2003/0203/thailand.shtml

Murdered trying to save the rain forest.

Lets save the rain forest. Sounds nice and easy. Right? Well in reality some people that live in the jungle in Peru die trying to save their home in the rain forest. Edwin Chota was one of those people.

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Gunned down over trees that are worth big money. Edwin Chota was gunned down with some other men trying to defend the jungle that they called home. The corruption is so bad in some governments and the trees worth so much money, that Edwin Chota’s life wasn’t worth a shit to the people that murdered him.

Edwin Chota was someone in the way of easy money. For now the illegal logging continues in Peru.

His family fled the jungle after he was murdered.

Here is a link to a good article on Edwin Chota.

Original photo: Emory Richey

Medicinal hot springs Collpa, Peru.

Do you believe in the power of healing mineral water or maybe you just like sitting in a nice hot bath. Either way Peru offers many hot springs to try and they say Collpa’s water is the best for healing your sick body. Stories abound of people that have been cured of their ills.
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Getting to Collpa is tough. First you go to the town of Huaral that is 3 hours North of Lima from Peru by bus. Huaral has gone to shit, because they put a prison in the town. So watch your back at night. Then you take a shared taxi (20 Nuevo Soles per person) or van to Collpa up a crazy dirt mountain road for 3 hours. Pick your driver wisely, because the trip is treacherous and some young macho drivers haul ass. Also you might want to pay extra and only have 3 people in the back seat of the taxi. They jam them full and uncomfortable for 3 hours.

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