In a country with significant untapped mineral reserves and mineral production accelerated in the last decade, the need for a center for advanced studies of mining is imminent ago. Pacific University recognizes this need and, through its Center for the Study of Mining and Sustainability (CEMS), is committed to generate relevant, adequate knowledge and high level, with an approach that maximizes the social benefit and growth sustainable economic.
Archive for Mining
Centro de Estudios sobre Minería y Sostenibilidad (CEMS) “Center for the Study of Mining and Sustainability”
On Wednesday, 11 March, the Jesuit Institute hosted a screening of the multi-award winning documentary “Miners Shot Down”. The documentary follows the events leading up to the Marikana massacre on 16 August, 2012. It includes striking footage from numerous sources, including the South African Police Services, Lonmin security and Al Jezeera. It also presents interviews with key players in the events of Marikana, including deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, strike leaders, photojournalists and lawyers representing the miners’ families.
Mons. Barretto, Jesuit Archbishop in Huancayo received phone calls and SMS messages telling him that his days are numbered and asked him to get the coffin ready. The threats were because he wrote a letter about the danger of mining activities in La Oroya that contaminates the environment and damages the health of people particularly the children. His letter titled ‘No silence before evil’ asks for not reinitiating the mining activities before implementing the protocol to protect life, health and dignity of people in La Oroya and in the region. He received threats two days after releasing the letter.