Communities Announce Protest Against HudBay Minerals’ Constancia Project in Peru

MiningWatch Canada
Source: Human Rights Without Borders, Cusco - Peruvian Observatory of Mining Conflicts
After failed attempts to dialogue with HudBay Minerals, the Velille Defence Front, community presidents, community boards, the Chumbivilcas Defense Front  and nearby districts have announced a preventative strike for 72 hours starting January 25, 2016 against the company’s Peruvian subsidiary HudBay Perú S.A.C.  HudBay’s open-pit Constancia copper project is located within the districts of Velille, Chamaca and Livitaca, in the province of Chumbivilcas, department of Cusco, Peru. The community organizations of Velille are demanding that the company meet various economic, social and environmental demands.
Among other things, residents of Velille demand: