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Protests against gold mining in Cajamarca

Peruvian police monitor an indigenous protest against the proposed Conga gold mine in the Andes highlands of Cajamarca, Peru. Photo taken March 22, 2017.Cajamarca, Peru, is home to the Yanacocha gold and copper mine, one of the largest open pit mines in the world. In 2012, the mine's operator, US-based Newmont Mining Co. proposed expanding the mine by opening a new project called the Conga Mine. This proposal was met with intense resistance from the local and indigenous population, who felt more mining activity would further contaminate water supplies in the region. Photos taken in March 2012. (Photo by Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protests against gold mining in Cajamarca
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