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.
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.
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Here is another good article.
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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