LIMA, Feb 1, 2010 (IPS) - Experts and activists in Peru complain that while mining corporations are cashing in on soaring metals prices, they continue to enjoy exemption from royalties and corporate taxes, if they reinvest their profits.
Allan Lissner is an independent documentary photographer based in Canada. Home to seventy-five percent of the world’s mining companies, Canada leads the way in the global mining industry. But people the world over are raising complaints describing the industry as Canada’s number one contribution to global injustice. Complaints include the displacement of indigenous communities, families being torn apart, destroyed livelihoods, ruined ecosystems, and the erosion of ancient indigenous cultures.
Dear Catapistas and sympathizers,
CATAPA wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy 2010!
2009 was a year full of activity and in 2010 there will be a lot of projects both in north and south going on as well. Together with farmers from Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Bolivia we thank you for your support!
On behalf of the new administration of CATAPA.
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Video of the protest in front of the British Embassy in Lima after the 2 dead people in Huancabamba.
On Wednesday 2nd of December in the afternoon, a new violent confrontation between local residents and police occurred in the town of Cajas Canchaque, district of Carmen de la Frontera, in the province of Huancabamba (Piura, Northern Peru).