"The Company''s Peruvian counsel has advised that this meeting should be considered an opinion of some..."
PS: Reader "M" mails in with this. His opinion rather than mine but very interesting and a good example. Particular agreement with paragraph two.
This reminds me of the controversy a few years ago in western Ghana, when and Australian company (Adamus) proposed to move the village of Anwia in order to build a new mine. Their local disclosure was incomplete, the people protested, police were called, there was a clash, and one or two people were injured (police, IIRC). Dr. Google provides this article:
Many mining companies view the law as a club to be wielded on the local populations--"the Federal Gov't has given us permission to proceed so you have to let us."
About two years later we met the fellow appointed by Adamus to clean up the mess. He was actually a very nice fellow with an understanding of local sensitivities. He was able to patch up things enough that Adamus was able to sell the properties to Endeavour (these are now operating mines).