LATIN CORRESPONDENT has published an excellent article by Camilla Capasso on the situation at La Puya in Guatemala.
Telesur has published an assessment of the recent Amnesty International report into mining in Guatemala, together with an analysis of the context.
Development by the Canadian corporation Goldcorp of a huge mine in Chile has been halted, the BBC has reported.
Indigenous women in south-eastern Venezuela have begun a series of leadership workshops.
We recently launched a significant project in Venezuela, funded by the Delegation of the European Commission in Caracas.
We have written to the signatories of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights to express our grave concern about the continuing human rights violations against Máxima Acuña Chaupe in Peru.
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.
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.
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.
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 …