Peruvians protest against mining project

Indigenous people fear government's go-ahead to proposal will destroy four lakes and damage water supply.

    A controversial multibillion-dollar mining project in Peru has been given the go-ahead despite protests by indigenous people.

    Although President Ollanta Humala promised that it would meet the demands of residents in the Cajamarca area, many have been on strike for three weeks.

    They are calling for the government to realise that building a mine in their indigenous land will destroy four lakes and could damage their water supply.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    As the oil-rich country fails to pay its debt, we examine what happens next and what it means for its people.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.