In the communities of Peru, where new copper mines are planned a referendum on mining was held.
Votes cast: 8,873 (48.17 percent of the total electorate)
Votes in favor of mining in the district: 176
Votes against mining in the district: 8,294
It would appear the people of Peru disagree with Peter Munk and the Barrick Gold Corporation.
Want to see more outrageous assertions from the Barrick Gold Corporation? Watch this next video: Barrick Gold Corporation Chairman asserts that gold mines create jobs and feed people. (so would dismantling the Pyramids of Egypt)
It is not the Environmental NGO's that are out of control, but the rogue Canadian Mining Industry:
Mining Misery: Guatemala is one of many countries that has attracted the investment of Canadian Mining Companies – but at what cost to its people?
Canadian Government Urged to Rein in Mining Sector
10 Things Canada Does Best - What Canada doesn't do best is hold domestic mining companies accountable for the damage they do abroad.
In Chile, Precious Lands Often Go for a Pittance - Barrick Gold Corporation Pays $19 Dollars for 20,000 Acres
Canadian, Goldcorp's open pit, cyanide-leeching mine runs up against local opposition in Guatemala
Canadian Barrick Gold Corporation Pascua Lama Project Protested - Al Gore insisted upon removing Barrick Gold as a sponsor of his May visit to Chile.
Corporate rights trump human rights - alleged that Canadian Barrick Gold security forces intentionally buried alive 52 artisanal miners in Tanzania.