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Conga No Va! Newmont mothballs Conga mine as Máxima wins Goldman Prize

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By Payal Sampat

April 18, 2016

This week we’re celebrating two momentous wins for environmental justice and human rights in Peru.

First, we’re toasting the victory of Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, a subsistence farmer from the Andean highlands of northern Peru, who has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her brave stand against Newmont, the mining company that has tried to evict her from her land to build the giant Conga gold and copper mine.

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Tagged with: mining, peru, newmont, conga, goldman prize, maxima acuna de chaupe, maxima


Support Mothers Fighting Dirty Gold Mining!

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By Payal Sampat

May 8, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Large scale, industrial mining disproportionately impacts women.

So they’re often on the frontlines, fighting dirty mining projects and demanding responsible behavior from mining companies. Perhaps because they’re fighting for their children’s future, these women are often moms.

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