Mining in Peru

The Sisters of Mercy initiated a statement of concern about violence against peoples protecting their land around a mine in Cajamarca, Peru, where Mercys are ministering. This statement – signed by more than 50 organizations -- was based on a letter a Sister of Mercy working at the U.N. drafted with others at the U.N. and sent to the Peruvian delegation to the U.N. This statement will be shared with the U.S. company involved (Newmont) and with the Peruvian ambassador to the U.S.

Read letter and attachment.