Defending Land and Water in Peru

Event Details

Since 2011, Ysidora Chaupe Acuña and her family have been defending their family farm and four highland lakes against the expansion of Newmont Mining Corporation in the highlands of Cajamarca, Peru. The corporation wants to drain the lakes to get at the gold beneath them and to turn one into a tailings containment pool for storing bio-hazardous mining waste. A Peruvian court ruled in favour of the family in 2014; a US Federal Court decided that it did not have jurisdiction in the case in 2017; and the family’s tenuous struggle against eviction continues in a country where 60 environmental activists have been reported killed in the past 10 years.

When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2:30pm
Where: Osgoode Hall Law School
All are welcome!

Sponsored by: Osgoode Hall Law School
Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES)
Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)