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: Family Continues to Face Police Harassment (UA 182/13)
Máxima Acuña and her family, subsistence farmers in northern Peru, have reported new acts of intimidation and harassment against them, this time by armed security personnel from a mining company. They are in an ongoing legal dispute against the mining company over the ownership of a plot of land where the family lives. They believe the ongoing harassment and intimidation against them is an attempt to drive them away.
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