Extractivist Malice in Peru: Activist Máxima Acuña de Chaupe Harassed by Yanacocha Mining Company

February 12, 2016 Eduardo Gudynas 0

The enormous mining corporation tried every which way they could to evict Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family of subsistence farmers. They used the police, guards, journalists, judgements, and many other weapons. But this is a steadfast family, with a woman deeply rooted in her land in Peru’s northern Andes, who resisted with all her strength and would not give up.


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