martes, 7 de febrero de 2012
Report on 3 March National Water
Report on 3 March National Water
On arrival at Trujillo, 8000 people joined the 700 walkers. 400 walkers came out of Cajamarca, who joined 300 patrolmen and peasants of Lambayeque, Piura, San Ignacio and San Pedro de Cutervo Lloc. The day before, had arrived in Trujillo ronderos Huamachuco, Quiruvilca and Santiago de Chuco, a total of 800 people, accompanied by the Mayor of Quiruvilca. Also joined residents of the place, trade organizations, Christian and citizen, and hundreds of migrants settled in Cajamarca the capital of La Libertad. Thus more than 20 trade associations, peasant patrols, representatives of water fronts in defense of northern Peru participated in the third day of the Long March for Water. In total, 120 organizations macro-northern, central, south and east, and Lima, Lima and Callao provinces, have joined the initiative. The patrolmen and various social organizations of Trujillo said the lunch and overnight at the marchers.
Hosting by Trujillo was festive, with bands that played huaynos and carnival songs, with lyrics alluding to the defense of water. In the Plaza de Armas of Trujillo, the mayor spoke of Quiruvilca, Cajamarca regional directors and former priest Marco Arana by the National Organizing Commission of the March for Water. The speeches stressed the need to protect water sources, emphasizing the peaceful and democratic character of the March. He explained the proposal to prohibit by law the mining with mercury and cyanide in basin headwaters and gave prominence to the concerns of patrolmen by the impacts of mining in their areas. During the night there was a musical culture, organized by the patrolmen of the Sierra Libertad, who have brought several bands as is customary in the festivities in the area.
After a day in Trujillo, forums and "citizen dialogues", it is expected that 1,200 people go to Chimbote, Casma, Huarmey, Pativilca, Supe, Paramonga and Huacho, where the protests began and to receive the March.
Leaders of peasant patrols give their testimony
The leader Gilberto Cayotapa Chugur province in Bambamarca explained that have joined the march because the Santa Huatay mining project has directly affected the head of basin that feeds the tributaries of the Chancay, hurting the community access and water availability.
Idelso Hernandez, leader of the Unified Peasant Patrols of Peru and a native of the province of Jaen in Cajamarca, said "more than six river basins would be prejudiced if practiced open-pit mining, and so to join the march" .
Quispe Elpinaldo Mega, president of the peasant patrols in the province of Santa Cruz, Cajamarca, explained that for 13 years the population suffers pollution of the rivers St. Lawrence and St. Peter, by residues of the mining project "The Ditch" of Buenaventura Mining. That end up affecting the river and the valley Chancay Jequetepeque.
Incidents are reported repressive Huarmey
The National Organizing Committee of the National Water Long March has been reported and claims a repressive action by police. On Thursday night, Huarmey, one of the expected concentration in the March, clashes between police and the population within a 48-hour strike against the Antamina mine, which was accused of contaminating the aquifer that provides water for drinking.
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