• Consultation and Consent Confirmed

    In an historic resolution, a Guatemalan Appeals Court ruled recently that the government must take into account the right to free, prior and informed consent when granting mining licences on the lands of indigenous communities.

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  • Rights trampled in Peru

    The Irish organisation Front Line Defenders has published an in-depth analysis of the environmental situation in Peru together with a short video following a visit there.

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  • Peru’s dangerous environmental regression

    Al Jazeera has produced a comprehensive analysis of the current situation in Peru around mining and the environment. Peru has substantially pared domestic environmental regulations — arguing that this is necessary to attract investment.  

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  • Malaria and mining

    The BBC has a very good article on the relationship between malaria and mining in south-eastern Venezuela. “Both the government and critics agree that the cause of the surge [in malaria] is in part due to to the boom of illegal gold mining in the region. Mining was introduced to …

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  • Update on Máxima’s case

    LAMMP has produced a summary of the on-going struggle of Máxima Acuña against the Yanacocha mine. At the time of writing, Máxima is visiting Europe (the European Commission in Belgium, the United Nations  and other groups in Switzerland, and NGOs in France).

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  • Resistance in La Puya

    We have produced a gallery of captioned images with music about the resistance to mining in La Puya, Guatemala:

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  • Society for Latin American Studies

    LAMMP attended the 50th conference of the Society for Latin American Studies recently held at Birkbeck, University of London, with the attendance of some 350 academics over two days.

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  • La Puya photo essay

    The excellent photo journalist James Rodríguez has produced another outstanding article, this time on the peaceful resistance at La Puya (Guatemala) against the El Tambor gold mine on its second anniversary.

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Consultation and Consent Confirmed

In an historic resolution, a Guatemalan Appeals Court ruled recently that the government must take into account the right to free, prior …

Screenshot from 2014-09-01 19:03:08

Rights trampled in Peru

The Irish organisation Front Line Defenders has published an in-depth analysis of the environmental situation in Peru together with a short video …

Screenshot from 2014-08-24 18:59:06

Malaria and mining

The BBC has a very good article on the relationship between malaria and mining in south-eastern Venezuela. “Both the government and critics …

Nuera de M con animales por casa de Maxima

Update on Máxima’s case

LAMMP has produced a summary of the on-going struggle of Máxima Acuña against the Yanacocha mine. At the time of writing, Máxima …

LaPuya

Resistance in La Puya

We have produced a gallery of captioned images with music about the resistance to mining in La Puya, Guatemala:

SLAS

Society for Latin American Studies

LAMMP attended the 50th conference of the Society for Latin American Studies recently held at Birkbeck, University of London, with the attendance …

lapuya

La Puya photo essay

The excellent photo journalist James Rodríguez has produced another outstanding article, this time on the peaceful resistance at La Puya (Guatemala) against …