Tainted gold: thousands join protest against Peru’s largest ever mining project

Ecologist: A US-backed billion-dollar gold mine has attracted thousands of protestors in recent weeks. Many have the poor economic legacy of existing mines fresh in their minds, reports Gervase Pouldon in Cajamarca, Peru For Segundo Ortiz, a worker at the San Antonio Market in Cajamarca, a city in the north of Peru, the reasons for taking to the street in protest are clear: 'It's about protecting our water supply, nothing more.' Ortiz feels that if his generation fails to act to stop the construction......

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