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Conga, Ollanta, Roque, Japan, Peru and pictures that paint the proverbial thousand words

Peru’s President Ollanta Humala is currently on a State visit to Japan (then straight off to South Korea) and in the evening Tokyo time the obligatory State banquet was held in his honour. Oh, but who’s that?
Oh now there’s a thing! Hanging at the top table with Ollanta, first lady Nadine, FinMin Castilla and other troops was none other than Roque Benavides (arrowed), head honcho of Buenaventura (BVN), JV partner of Yanacocha and therefore large-scale owners of the polemic Conga gold mine project in Cajamarca.
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