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Weekly Report - 24 May 2012 (WR-12-20)

PERU: Beyond Conga, 242 social conflicts in April

As local communities in Cajamarca prepare for a region-wide strike in defence of the lagoons they fear will be affected by the Conga mining project, the Defensoría del Pueblo (public ombudsman’s office) reports that the number of social conflicts across Peru rose to 243 in April. The good news is that in 42% of the active conflicts the parties have opted for dialogue as a path towards resolution

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