The competition committee of the province of Espinar in Cusco announced that next Friday the 6th will enter the regional absolute in the 10 provinces of this Department, which begins on that day at 00:00. According to what was published on March 3, this measure will last 24 hours; however, as of Tuesday the 7th, an indefinite strike will begin. According to the letter, the protesters demand the stoppage of the Antapaccay and Las Bambas mining companies, as well as the departure of the head of state, Dina Boluarte.
The protesters are asking for the stoppage of 2 mining companies. Photo: Espinar Province Fighting Committee
Likewise, this union “strongly” rejected the actions of the majority of Espinar, Cludy Laguna Ccapa, as well as its entire group of councilors and the mayor of the district due to “silence” in the actions taken by the Boluarte government. We expect your work and faith in your people, they show.
“We are forced to speak publicly against the dictatorial civil-military government (. . . .) We demand a total stoppage of the operations of the transnational company Glencore Antapaccay SA from March 6, where our region of Cusco will be occupied by an indefinite regional. This genocidal government. Again, at the same time , the operations of the companies (Hudbay, MMG Las Bambas) are obstructing the mining corridor, which is read.
Cusco returns to the crime. The organizations announce that they will return to the streets to demand the resignation of Dina Boluarte, but there will be no roadblocks. Photo: Of the republic
Finally, in the last paragraph, it was confirmed that “compensatory actions” will be taken against any broadcasters who disapprove of “just fighting against this government”. It included a call to the media not to give space to “bad elements that are devoting time to weakening and dividing the province of Espinar”.
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It should be noted that this method was announced at the beginning of this month. At the time, it was announced that the provinces of La Convención, Calca, Urubamba and Paucartambo had been secured by the strike, but that the road would remain unblocked. However, the president of the Ollantaytambo Chamber of Commerce and the former coordinator of the tourism sector unions in Cusco, Carlos Gonzales, does not believe in compliance with the agreements because of the results of past demonstrations.
“It is happening, we are worried. For example, in Ollantaytambo we are recovering the local economy in a very timid way, but we are waiting if the social organizations really keep their word and act accordingly and do not attack businesses or obstruct the roads “Gonzales said.