Last update:
2014-04-08

Afrodita-Dorato, Condorcanqui, Peru

Description:

En octubre del 2001, dos años despues de la creacion de la Zona reservada Santiago en los distritos Cenepa, rio Santiago y Nieva de la provincia Condorcanqui, en la Cordillera del Condor, Amazonas, la compañia minera Afrodita SAC solicitó a INRENA la autorizacion de explorar y explotar 39 concesiones mineras situadas en las cabeceras de los rios Cenepa y Comaina.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Afrodita-Dorato, Condorcanqui, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Condorcanqui (Cordillera del Condor, Amazon)
Location of conflict:Cenepa
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Mineral ore exploration
Specific commodities:Crude oil

Copper
Electricity
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

proyecto en etapa de exploracion.

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Project area:70000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:15000
Start of the conflict:2006
Company names or state enterprises:Dorato Resources Inc. from Canada
Minera Afrodita S.A. from Peru
Maurel et Prom from France
Odebrecht Energy Luxembourg (Odebrecht) from Brazil
Relevant government actors:Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales-Inrena, Ministerio del Ambiente, Ministerio de Energia y Minas
International and Finance InstitutionsUnited Nations Human Rights Council (UN) from United States of America
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Comunidades indigenas Awajun y Wampis, Asociacion Interetnica de Desarrollo de la Selva (AIDESEP), Organizacion de Desarrollo de las Comunidades Fronterizas del Cenepa (ODECOFROC)
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Indigenous groups or traditional communities
International ejos
Local ejos
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Conservationists
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Oil spills, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution, Infectious diseases
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Conflict outcome / response:Corruption
Criminalization of activists
Deaths, Assassinations, Murders
Institutional changes
Land demarcation
New legislation
Repression
Strengthening of participation
Under negotiation
Violent targeting of activists
Development of alternatives:Affirmation of indigenous identity of Awajun and Wampis, also support from nature conservationists.
Transnational conflict (related to mining conflicts in Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador side)
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:Existe intensa resistencia indigena, que exige el respeto de sus territorios. La compañia minera, a pesar de tener suspendidos los permisos de exploracion, continua con actividades y pese a las denuncias no ha sido sancionada por las autoridades. Hay también amenazas de petroleras y de hidroeléctricas.
Sources and Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Convenio 169 de la OIT
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References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Servindi

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

David Roca Basadre, Ni oro ni petroleo: territorio

Zebelio Kayap y J.C. Ruiz, La captura del Estado por una empresa minera. La carta de sujeción de INRENA a la minera Afrodita.

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Other comments:Este conflicto minero, está relacionado también con problemas de petróleo (la francesa Maurel et Prom) y represas (la brasileña Odebrecht), ya que afecta en distintos lugares el territorio de los indigenas Awajun y Wampis, por esta razon la resolucion del mismo,
solo puede darse de forma integral.
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Contributor:Patricio Chavez, TW y JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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