Mount Isa, Australia

Children and Lead Pollution

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.


Forums in Caracas and Mérida

[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 …


Barrick Gold and gang rape

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 …


Pascua-Lama suspended

The operations of the Pascua Lama project owned by Barrick Gold corporation has been suspended following a court order due to environmental violations. This is the last of a series of events that have seen the company lose the value of its share. Since February 2013 the company has been …


Zenaida’s story

Whilst some in Venezuela are mourning the death of Hugo Chávez, the indigenous Yukpa people are mourning the death of their leader, Chief Sabino Romero, murdered on 3rd March. The story of his daughter Zenaida is told here.  


The women of Cañaris

A meeting of the indigenous women’s group ONAMIAP (Indigenous Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian Women of Peru), held in early February, 2013, called for the authorities not to neglect their obligations and to guarantee, by complying with the law of a democratic state, the collective rights of the Cañaris community. The …


Peru prosecutor prosecuted

On the 9th of November 2012 the former public prosecutor of Huancabamba, Lorenzo Félix Toledo Leyva, was tried in the city of Piura on charges of failing to report instances of torture in the case of 28 peasant farmers held prisoner at a mining camp belonging to Rio Blanco Copper …


European Speakers’ Tour

LAMMP is pleased to announce that its second European Speakers’ Tour is under way. Four indigenous people from Venezuela, Guatemala and Peru will be meeting in Brussels, Geneva and London with members of parliament, government officials and NGOs to describe the problems they face.


Last Stand of the Yukpa

To mark the 12th of October, the day on which the arrival of Christopher Colombus in America in 1492 is commemorated, LAMMP denounces the silent ethnocide of the Yukpa indigenous people in the state of Zulia, Venezuela.