On 18th July the Appeal Court in Copiapó, Chile, upheld a previous decision taken in April, and ordered Minera Nevada S.A.
INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT European and Latin American networks reiterate their recommendations to the European Union and its Member States
A court in Ontario has ruled that lawsuits brought against Hudbay Minerals
The Fundación del Agua organised a meeting in Kanavayen for women leaders from the Gran Sabana region in south-eastern Venezuela.
DocuPerú, with the support of the Programme for Democracy and Global Transformation has produced a video on the criminalisation of the struggle for water in Celendin (Cajamarca, Peru) against the background of the opposition of the inhabitants to mining projects which pollute the liquid so crucial to the farmers in …
Unless water is protected, experts warn that a billion people throughout the world will experience severe shortages ‘within two generations’. Two recent articles explore the consequences of climate change, pollution, over-extraction and mining on the vital liquid: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jun/10/el-salvador-mining-ban-water-security http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/24/global-majority-water-shortages-two-generations Water in the Anthropocene from WelcomeAnthropocene on Vimeo.
Results of a study carried out by Professor Mark Taylor which tested soil, dust and air near the Mount Isa mine (Queensland, Australia ) between 2005 and 2008 found mining emissions are a cause of lead poisoning in Mount Isa children.
[slideshow id=4] As part of its on-going support to organisations in Venezuela, LAMMP attended one of two forums arranged by the organisation Homo et Natura from Zulia state in western Venezuela. The two forums were titled “Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y la Lucha por sus Territorios” (Collective Rights of …
Years after being sexually assaulted by Barrick Gold security staff, victims of gang-rape are finally being offered counselling and micro-loans by the world’s largest gold company. The events occurred at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, operated by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV). PJV is 95% owned by the …
The Canadian International Development Platform has published a report documenting the rapid expansion of Canadian mining investment in Latin America. The full report can be read here.