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Barrick Gold Corp. chairman Peter Munk speaks during the annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto in this May 2, 2012, file photo. Barrick lost more than $3-billion (U.S.) in the fourth quarter after a massive writedown on its African copper business. (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS)
Barrick Gold Corp. chairman Peter Munk speaks during the annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto in this May 2, 2012, file photo. Barrick lost more than $3-billion (U.S.) in the fourth quarter after a massive writedown on its African copper business. (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS)

Barrick to start mediation effort at Peru mine Add to ...

Barrick Gold Corp. said it would participate in a mediation effort on Friday at its Lagunas Norte mine in Peru to try to end protests by residents concerned about water supplies.

About 150 protesters have blocked the road leading to the mine, but so far production and operations have not been affected, an official at the world’s top gold miner said. He added that some of the protesters were demanding jobs.

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