Historically, the small farmer communities of Corani and Macusani have faced abandonment and exclusion by the Peruvian State. Macusani Yellowcake’s lithium and uranium project is located in these two districts, as well as in part of the province of Canchis in Cusco. Life for the inhabitants of this area can be precarious in many ways.
The operations of multinational mining giant Glencore in Espinar province, Peru, are emblematic of the patterns of damage and repression associated with mining projects, which have been further underscored during the Covid 19 pandemic.
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