tv [untitled] November 28, 2011 3:30pm-4:00pm EST
from phones to. t.v. dot com. watching our top stories in egypt voters queue to cast their ballots in the first parliamentary elections to continue until march the voting takes place and needs protests against the military and warnings of further violence which many are calling on people to boycott the election altogether. pakistans to permanently close a vital military supply route to afghanistan in response to deadly air raids helicopter strike killed twenty four pakistani soldiers. across the country sending already strained relations. and the kremlin says russian lawyer magnitsky could
have been beaten to death in custody two years ago he was being held on suspicion of tax evasion of the time and earlier said died of a heart condition after being denied medical help. next a special report telling the story of the david and goliath battle between environmental campaigners in peru struggling to preserve their homeland against a mining giant trying to exploit the second largest gold mine in the world.
i'm father marco antonio i don't know as i got on. the scene i was born in ca marco dollar twenty thought tobar a one thousand nine hundred two number your birth to me that i lived most of my life in the universities and i was taught to learn from cement schoolrooms about our brother the nature market and of the level of his her mental you know market and garden of the goodies for. you a little bitty racial scene. when i was first again as a priest on literacy and i had the privilege of living in park on. one of peru's
poorest communities over the top of your city. if you've never. been. in university they don't teach you that the earth has eyes but the farmers know the earth has eyes you know and through its eyes the earth sees and cries if you take care of it it's happy and if you destroy it your earth cries we set out to convert the poor of us with them and we ended up being converted the farmers have worshiped the mountains for centuries the mountains provide water and water is life. but newcomers have arrived from a different world for them mountains are gone and gold this money.
we. really believe you know discovered circulation some number of years ago. it's true it's a good deposit we've always been a low cost before and want to give the maximum upside to our investors in a rising gold market every ten dollar movement in the in the price of gold. increases in. increases our cash flow by about fifty million dollars increases our earnings by about thirty million. the miners have already destroyed several mountains their next project is mt keeley's but the farmers to stop them.
new number of the farmers trade unions and university students asked me to mediate interviews where you'll be able with the government finally had to accept me as the mediator but the company always refused to let me mediate with them again. if you provoke them. if you act like a hot shot yelling silly things. then instead of reaching the solution there will be a bloodbath. and you've got some of them will die but more poor people will die and they'll remember their dead forever but who will remember the poor so i'm asking you it's better to fight than to be contaminated no no no no no no no please forget that slogan friend i agree with you but it seems like you're saying kill me.
we want to live or if anyone here wants to die there's a cemetery a back i'll help you dig the hole and give them us we want to live right this is a struggle for life. yes to live no to gold. for the first time people living in the nearby city of america join the farmers to defend mount killings was freedom for those under arrest was. here they are these are the ones who will always fight. the. now we have no more fear was was was
was. was. in general i just came out of a meeting with the city's councillors. you i saw the protest in the main square and the police harassment i didn't participate in the protest part of the people in meeting is that. i came to get a fax from the minister and saw all the police beating people and throwing tear gas
and. noise give us a i'm going to address the crowd and tell them to remain calm. because you're going to thanks general please restrain your officers now you know i'm going inside to see what i can do to get with him most of them yeah thanks general good bye they're going to stop outside now i'm going outside. of this and there are. they threw me in i already spoke to the minister yeah. but wait listen to me listen to me i know i saw the police on from here like you know the general is giving the order to stop but you need to stop too don't slow any more stones listen to me they provoked us if you're not going to listen to me then negotiate yourselves with. the way listen to me you know kind of they started this with your i saw you don't need to explain i just told the minister to stop the police you know because there
is empathy people and of the knowledge that he's going to order them to stop but you need to stop throwing stones at him you know who threw those stones at the police station you know i mean. i don't look at it as a. father what's happening in my it's an evil with good fight injustice with justice and not more injustice with these the violence is not force with more violence but with peace. easier to lower those who don't understand this a looking for trouble scandal fairly that's bjoerling. unify beg of you i ask you in god's name strive for peace. defend our
rights scene if we're not organized and united yanacocha is going to eat us one by one be patient you're not going to win this struggle in a day in the end you're fighting against the world's largest mining company. this same plaza was the setting for one of kamarck us most famous battles the conquest of south america again here five hundred years ago. a small band of spanish invaders request a meeting with the income ruler to while. the spaniards promised they'd come in peace but it's a trial. and they kidnap the nka and hold him for ransom. followers still one room with gold and two with silver for his release. but
common ordinary people. are just defending our water that it was or that i didn't. ask of the government is that they leave us in peace. but they don't touch the water we need for our crops and animals. but at the government is because this is our livelihood. i was five i think. the blockade is in its second week and every day more people join us john. callahan america declares a general strike against the mine. as we started developing the american company or its new mind is the majority shareholder began a coach of mine. with a new mont is losing millions of dollars because of the blockade. and korea's
government is under pressure to end the conflict. people make them more than the government makes mistakes and the company has to admit its pot but we have to fight until they respect our rights. the social license is extremely important to us really and in some ways over the both of the legal license to operate you ask them to stop and remove their machines this is our conflict with the. you know in hindsight sure we do a lot of things different you know where we live in a i'm not sure how much different was you know is this and these crazies are good you know because we have to admit when not doing things as well as we thought we. were telling the government and yanacocha not to touch mt killer.
on the finally an agreement is reached the government will revoke yannick coaches permission to explore mt kulish in exchange for an end to the blockade. of the gentleman and all thorazine. on behalf of the population i move that we end the blockade will be able to come over to the u. . oh ivy let's do the ceremony to end the blockade not as an end to the struggle but as a ceremony to thank god you are going to have both of you may he send us home safely especially the delegations from far away everything that you know that i. have the other day. about caylee she is safe at least for the moment. father mad cow is revered as a national hero. but not everyone is enamored with the farmers. and with
their marco has troubles at home his reputation outside peru is growing. he attends the mine shareholder meeting in colorado. and thousand basters and the american press about the conflicts at yanacocha. then he's invited to canada and speaks in front of ontario's parliament and what just like in canada hundreds of farmers in peru and latin america are sent to jail for defending their right to a healthy life. then dmn people's struggle to defend their land and water continues.
in two thousand and six yannick coaches shot down by another blockade america was called in to mediate but this time a farmer is killed by police. you're not on your mind you they called my sister and my niece answered we got on we saw it in. they knew she was an adolescent and they said tell your uncle to stop interfering with mining issues that we know that because we're going to put two bullets in his head covers but they waited until my niece was confused and hung up the phone call that i'm going to heat up to someone to look at yesterday and i said they wanted to hear my niece cry live from on this. level but all i don't
understand their perverse logic is to threaten my sister or my niece. do you have the nuts up with you or i'm your mind or me so when. i come up with that one with the. father marco isn't the only one receiving threats. here to vasco is a lawyer who helps marco and the farmers. get on line but now that. we know. that i i was alone in a hotel room man and the phone ran in the middle of the night to be a model case and not really believe it when i saw it was a number from a public telephone income aka.
is this music the last kiss and i said yes. and then spoke harshly and insulted me for it it's a. she said if i kept making trouble they would rape me even. kill me and cut my body into pieces. and threw them in the garbage for the dogs to eat. i hung up but he kept to call in. the union on the bridge.
abutment he probably wanted to keep tellin me how i was going to die. moments also with that we realized they were following everyone from early in the morning our business in the us of us alone and. the service of the conductor they followed us to our homes and just a lot of. families told us they were taking photos of the homes. under the
sun for the old gentleman to be and work places and get off. this highway goes to the village of pub young. people are sent to present a porno they are you with a building a school the. other road goes to the non seedy. people always throw in their little devil went to the mine because we couldn't find him on the road to the pub you know. it went in the direction of the mine or in our courts and i left him. goodbye.
for a moment only a few see but give a little it was a difficult time. give a yes answer because you suddenly felt you had to be careful with everyone you know but he and even with this tree twenty years i think is it just as someone approached you with a cellphone. or with a photo or a feeder camera and you know when that down and do you felt hostile to what's them . or suspected that they were following you was a speech advocates upis on the style of a he. is a good of you know i left the office and i saw a motorcycle pass and turned around wondering who's that say he. was
a kid outrageous yes. yes yes. and then it doesn't suddenly if your heart begins to pound the oneness of so you say become one though. don't give up i better get out of here it will be fine. if you. had to d.c. and the other activists ecru fee to develop a counter espionage plan and begin to spy on the spy. who feed as members took these photos and videos of their pursuers.
if you started singing i saw a man with a video camera so i moved over and he followed me you get the bus i said what are you doing where are filming me. and doesn't say that's when i called lucho to help me you do it no. he went that way she said. why are you following my wife i said it was because the female let him into the nice course i mean. even the man said nervously no i'm not