A new study looks into mining conflict covering Madagascar, Tanzania and Bolivia as well as Peru. It provides a good understanding of the context in which mining conflicts have developed in Peru generally as well as in the case of Las Bambas. It adopts a stakeholder approach, mapping out the relationships between different stakeholders at the local, regional and national levels. As well as Las Bambas proper, it considers the case of Huaquira, a separate mining development but one in the vicinity of Las Bambas and therefore much influenced by it. Haquira project is owned and operated by First Quantum Minerals, a Canadian company based in Vancouver.

The research fieldwork was conducted at the end of 2015 by Bernarda Elizalde and María José González. Along with the other country studies it is published by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI.