A policeman has been killed in a climate of environmental, labor and social conflicts in La Oroya, Peru. Doe Run, the mining company, is about to close, residents are protesting due to imminent layoffs, while environmental disasters demand national and international attention.
MANCHESTER / LA OROYA
At the height of the mining activity in La Oroya, Chulek an emblematic mining camp was built, generating social and cultural divisions between the "engineers" and the inhabitants of the area. In this context of dichotomies, a post-punk cultural and musical scene is born, and manages to coexists with the floklore and traditional culture.