Defending Land and Water in Peru. The Acuña Chaupe Family vs. the Newport Gold Mining Giant.
Talk by Ysidora Chaupe Acuña.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
IKB 2027 (Osgoode Hall Law Shool)
2:30pm – 4:30pm
All are welcomed!
Since 2011, Ysidora Chaupe Acuña and her family have been defending their family farm and four highland lakes against the expansion of Newmont Mining Corporation in the highlands of Cajamarca, Peru. The corporation wants to drain the lakes to get at the gold beneath them and to turn one into a tailings containment pool for storing bio-hazardous mining waste. A Peruvian court ruled in favour of the family in 2014; a US Federal Court decided that it did not have jurisdiction in the case in 2017; and the family’s tenuous struggle against eviction continues in a country where 60 environmental activists have been reported killed in the past 10 years.
Sponsored by: Osgoode Hall Law School
Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES)
Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)