Last update:
2014-04-08

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
Name of conflict:Canariaco Norte - San Juan de Kanaris, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Lambayeque
Location of conflict:Ferrenafe
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Water access rights and entitlements
Mineral ore exploration
Tailings from mines
Specific commodities:Copper
Silver
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Mina 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:15000
Level of Investment:1500000000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:6000
Start of the conflict:2012
Company names or state enterprises:Candente Copper Corp. from Canada
Canariaco Copper Peru S.A. from Canada - subsidiary of Candente (Canada)
Relevant government actors:Ministerio de Energia y Minas, Ministerio de Agricultura, Viceministerio de Interculturalidad, Desarrollo Productivo del Gobierno Regional de Lambayeque, Defensoria del Pueblo de Chiclayo
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Comunidad 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
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
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-economical 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
Conflict outcome / response:Under 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 an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain: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 & Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Convenio 169

References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

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

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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

- http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1506154/noticia-lambayeque-comuneros-liberaron-geologos-siguen-protestas
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Other comments:La 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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Contributor:Patricio Chavez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014
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