Rome, Thursday, August 16, 2012
The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries – North American Province (NAP)
Comboni Press Network (CPN) newsletter provides access to information on global issues from Church and Mission-related sources. Our focus is on Justice and Peace issues, and on how the U.S. policies affect the Third World countries.

Throughout July, the Peruvian people rose up in a fury against the $4.8 billion Conga mining project in Celendin, Cajamarca (Peru). From a National Day to Combat Conga (7/12) to the International Day in Support of Cajamarca (7/20), supporters in Peru and around the world rallied. This, after five violent deaths at the hands of the Peruvian government. Letters sent to President Humala underscored the violations of human rights and devastating effects of the mining. Now, the government has shut down all dialogue and criminalized any further protests against the mining. Read more. Request a basic statement from NGOs here, VIVAT International’s response, here, and the Comboni Missionaries’, here.
Other resources:
Environmental News Service press release;
Newmont Mining Company (Denver, CO) statements,;
story of Fr. Marco Arana;
three videos, You Tube 1, You Tube 2 and You Tube 3.

Enclosed is the August 2012 digital version of Comboni JPIC Newsletter (CJN).
Cindy Browne, Editor, CJN Newsletter
Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, JPIC Office-NAP