Communities living in south-west Orissa in eastern India — already one of the poorest areas of the country — are at threat from the expansion of an alumina refinery and plans for a new bauxite mining project.
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Peru: Investigate the Killings of Victoriano Huayna, Henry Checlla Chura, Alberto Vasquez Duran and Ramón Colque (UA 109/15)
Four people, including one police officer, have been killed and hundreds injured during protests against a planned copper mining project in southern Peru. The authorities imposed a state of emergency in the region following the latest killing on 22 May.