Morococha Peru: Chinese to destroy town to develop mine

Posted on December 26, 2012 • Filed under: China, Latin America Mining, Peru

They call the mountain Toromocho, which means “bull without horns”. But to its new, Chinese owners, the name is irrelevant: the rugged peak is packed with copper, silver and molybdenum, an element used in alloys. It could be worth as much as $50bn (£30bn). Toromocho must go.

And so must the people living there. The nearby ramshackle town of Morococha is home to 5,000 people. With adobe and brick houses, intermittent electricity and no running or safe water, theirs is no life of ease; the town’s got to go, too. Read Article

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