According to Roque Benavides said at the Denver Gold Forum.

“We are going to see a much brighter future,” (…) Benavides believes that a key to resolving the Yanacocha protests had been a public stand by a local bishop against activist Catholic priests.

Marco Antonia Arana Zegarra, [the activist Catholic priest] is a diocesan priest and executive director of GRUFIDES, an environmental and social justice organization based in Cajamarca, Peru, that trains people in communities affected by mining in
advocacy and environmental monitoring. In 2004, Arana was awarded the National Ángel Escobar Jurado Human Rights Prize in recognition of his key role in resolving conflict between Newmont Mining Company/Minera Yanacocha and the communities in Cajamarca. Awarded by Peru’s National Coordinator of Human Rights, it is Peru’s most prominent human rights prize.