Canariaco Norte - San Juan de Kanaris, Peru

Description
Canariaco es un deposito de cobre descubierto en los 1970 por el Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Mineria, ubicado en la provincia de Ferrenafe en la region de Lambayeque. Entre 1995 y 2000 fue explorado por Placer Dome y Billiton Exploration y Mining Peru. En 2001, a traves de Exploraciones Milenio, Candente adquirio el 100% del proyecto. Candente comenz sus exploraciones en enero del 2004.
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Basic Data
NameCanariaco Norte - San Juan de Kanaris, Peru
CountryPeru
ProvinceLambayeque
SiteFerrenafe
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral ore exploration
Water access rights and entitlements
Tailings from mines
Specific CommoditiesCopper
Silver
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsMina a cielo abierto 6.400 millones de libras de cobre en reservas 262 millones de libras de cobre anuales 500 empleos directos y unos 2 mil puestos indirectos
Project Area (in hectares)15000
Level of Investment (in USD)1500000000
Type of PopulationRural
Potential Affected Population6000
Start Date2012
Company Names or State EnterprisesCandente Copper Corp. from Canada
Canariaco Copper Peru S.A. from Canada - subsidiary of Candente (Canada)
Relevant government actorsMinisterio de Energia y Minas, Ministerio de Agricultura, Viceministerio de Interculturalidad, Desarrollo Productivo del Gobierno Regional de Lambayeque, Defensoria del Pueblo de Chiclayo
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersComunidad Campesina de San Juan de Kanaris, Confederacion Nacional de Comunidades del Peru Afectadas por la Mineria (CONACAMI), Red MUQUI, Comando Unitario de Lucha de Lambayeque
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of MobilizationBlockades
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Public campaigns
Referendum other local consultations
Street protest/marches
Secuestro temporal de geologos - Kidnapping of geologists, few days
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Accidents, Occupational disease and accidents
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Militarization and increased police presence
Potential: Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusUnder construction
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseUnder negotiation
Application of existing regulations
Ha habido un Referendum que las autoridades quieren desconocer. Se discute si la población es indígenra y se aplica el Convenio 169.
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.En enero de 2013, la advertencia por parte de los comuneros sobre el reinicio de las protestas esta lanzada. Nuevas elecciones en la comunidad han reafirmado la oposición a la mina.
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Convenio 169

References

http://www.infomine.com/index/pr/pb264456.pdf
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Periodico El Comercio
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Periodico La Republica

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Media Links

- http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1506154/noticia-lambayeque-comuneros-liberaron-geologos-siguen-protestas
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Other CommentsLa poblacion es de habla quechua, insiste en su condicion indigena que le da derecho a consulta bajo el Convenio 169, ademas del Referendum ya realizado en 2012.
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ContributorPatricio Chavez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014
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