Digging up the Dirt on Canadian Mining in Latin America

May 29, 2014 Sandra Cuffe 0

Goldcorp’s San Martin gold mine in Honduras is one of five emblematic cases in the spotlight at the Permanent People’s Tribunal, celebrating its 40th session in Montreal from May 29 to June 1. Goldcorp’s mine is also one of the case studies examined in a new report on Canadian mining in Latin America. Produced by a working group of Latin American organizations, the report draws on 22 case studies spanning nine Latin American countries to document a litany of harms, ranging from environmental and health impacts to forced displacement and criminalization.


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Farewell, Subcomandante

May 28, 2014 Alejandro Reyes 0

Source: Radio Zapatista “Hey, it’s very dark here, I need a little light.” Then he stopped talking and straightened the papers on the table. The lights went out. In the penumbra, illuminated just by the […]

Colombia’s U’was Say No to Gas Drilling in Their Territory

May 28, 2014 David Hill 0

Plans by Colombia’s state-owned firm Ecopetrol to drill for gas in the north of the country have been suspended following opposition from the indigenous U’wa people. An organization representing 17 U´wa communities, Asou’wa, raised the alarm about the drilling in late February reporting the arrival of “an avalanche of heavy machinery” and an increasing army presence.


Subcomandante Marcos Is No More

May 26, 2014 Desinformemonos 0

Translated by Danica Jorden Source: Desinformemonos.org For audio recording of Marcos’ goodbye, click here. “We believe that it is necessary for one of us to die so that Galeano may live on. So we have […]

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