Last update:
2014-04-08

Chumbivilcas, Peru

Description:

Las concesiones mineras en la provincia Chumbivilcas se han incrementado significativamente en los ultimos años lo que preocupa a las comunidades por los posibles impactos en el agua y el ambiente, y en actividades agropecuarias. Un reporte del Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros del Peru da cuenta de que las concesiones mineras a diciembre del 2009- ocuparon 461,247 ha, es decir el 85.78% del territorio de la provincia.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Chumbivilcas, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Cuzco
Location of conflict:Llusco
Accuracy of locationMEDIUM (Regional 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
Specific commodities:Gold
Copper
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Proyecto Azuca En etapa de preparacion 90.8 millones de onzas de plata de reservas 3,5 millones de onzas plata por año Proyecto Ares En funcionamiento mina subterranea 500.000 oz de plata al año 29 mil onzas de oro al año

Level of Investment:171000000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:10000
Start of the conflict:2009
Company names or state enterprises:Hochschild Mining
Compañia Minera Ares SAC
ANABI SAC
Relevant government actors:Autoridades del distrito de Llusco
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Frente Unico de Defensa de los Intereses de Chumbivilcas, Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros del PerU, Red Muki
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityHIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Artisanal miners
Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Property damage/arson
Strikes
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Militarization and increased police presence
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Other socio-economic impactsLas autoridades de Llusco son encarceladas en 2013.
Outcome
Project StatusUnder construction
Conflict outcome / response:Corruption
Criminalization of activists
Repression
Strengthening of participation
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:Existe resistencia e intervencion del gobierno pero los proyectos parece continuar. Hay criminalizacion de autoridades de Llusco que resisten contra la mineria, en 2013.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Defensoría del Pueblo (Peru)

Periodico La Republica

Web de Hochschild Mining

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Población no quiere explotación minera cerca. José Víctor Salcedo

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Other comments:Las protestas en Chumbivilcas vienen de la poblacion que defiende el agua contra la contaminacion y tambien de mineros artesanales que quieren concesiones propias. En 2012 estos conflictos estan muy relacionados con
los del Tintaya en Espinar, Cusco.
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Contributor:Patricio Chavez y JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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