- On 3 February, 2020
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Vinicunca the Rainbow Mountain has become in recent years one of the main tourist attractions of Cusco next to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. However, this is of little importance to the Peruvian government because since March 16 of this year and through a presidential resolution the Mountain of Colors – Vinicunca, was granted for mining purposes by the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet) to the Minquest mining company Peru, owned by the Canadian company Camino Minerals. So yesterday the NGO CooperAcción alerted.
Where he points out that the mountain of the seven colors is located in the middle of the entire concession that covers an area of 400 hectares between the territories of the rural communities of Chillihuani and Pampachiri.
On the other hand, the District Municipality of Cusipata, on June 15, 2015, presented to the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines of the Regional Government of Cusco a motion to oppose the request for mining rights Red Beds 2, which was referred to INGEMMET . Because the District Municipality did not pay S /. 209 soles for the right to process within 10 business days, on September 8, 2016 the appeal was declared as not filed. In the absence of other oppositions and restrictions to the mining request, INGEMMET continued with the procedure. Finally, on March 16, 2018, through Presidency Resolution No. 042-2018-INGEMMET / PCD / PM INGEMMET granted the title of mining concession Red Bedsa the mining exploration company Minquest Peru SAC, in the entire area of the Mountain of Seven Colors.
However, CooperAcción warned that the mining company’s right over the territory will prevail over future land uses that are given to the rainbow mountain area because it has already obtained its rights over it. The Peasant Communities also announce that they will defend their lands and that they will take actions to recover the mountain of colors from the hands of the mining company Minquest Peru, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Camino Minerals Corporation. Thus, the Population warns that they will never give the social license for mining exploitation, they will also file a petition for review and annulment.
Finally, we should ask ourselves whether the enormous efforts made by subnational governments to try to order and plan interventions in the territory should serve to give governance to the exploitation of natural resources, or if we should continue to allow them to be private, endorsed by sectoral ministries Who makes these decisions, what do you think?