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


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