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>> Many of the indigenous Kachua speaking villagers here, say they live in despair. Their lives were turned upside down, in 2014, when one of the worlds largest copper mines, Las Bambas, moved them from their ancestral farmlands in Peru, Southern Andes. Las Bambas produces about 400,000 tons of copper each year for MMG Limited.
And the residence, who once made the living growing crops and grazing cattle, have been relocated by the mining company here.>> This is Nueva Fuerabamba.>> Reuters correspondent, Mitra Taj, spoke to more than two dozen residence. Many of whom say they resent depending on the mine, which gave them cash, houses, and some other luxuries.
>> The town itself is very modern, it has running water, electricity. But the people here, say they miss their old lifestyle. They miss grazing their animals and growing crops. They don't have jobs. They've already spent the money that the company gave them for compensation for relocation. And many say that the town might not have much of a future at all.
The company gave 89,000 acres in new lands to the community, but they're 4 hours away by car, too far to visit regularly.>>
> Asumpta Vagus says there is nowhere to grow crops or raise cattle.>> We suffer because we don't live off the land like we used to.
We've been tricked. We've been tricked like children, and like children, were given candy to stop crying.>> Her feelings are shared by many.>> There have been four suicides here in the past year, and the community president says that alcoholism is on the rise.
>> Mining companies are investing more to make communities happy. In Peru, the world's second largest copper producer, they know that their projects can be derailed by protests, like one in Las Bambas, which turned deadly, back in 2015. Las Bambas owner, MMG Limited, defends for resettlement as the result of extensive talks with villagers.
The company says they now have a higher standard of living with better access to healthcare, education and public services. Later this year, Peru is set to offer an international tender for another copper project that will likely require relocating another village.