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11/3/11

How Peru works

Today Peru's Minister of Energy and Mining, Carlos Herrera Descalzi, went to the meeting between the Yanacocha mine and local protesters who are against the development of Yanacocha's nearby "Minas Conga" project, which has been the scene of protests in the last few weeks. Minister Herrera talked about social inclusion and how the country's government supported mining but not at any cost, and how if Mina Conga didn't come up to standard and do the right thing by locals, by the main contentious issue of water supply and by the environment in general, the project wouldn't get the support of the government.


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