A little bit of history . . . “The railroad has cost us, and will continue costing us enormous sacrifices and immense hardships, money tears and blood,” the newspaper El Comercio pointed out in 1908. […]
Several hundred mining opponents, many carrying colorful banners, marched into the town square of Garcia Moreno, Ecuador on May 20 for a region-wide assembly concerning the mining activities of Canada’s Ascendant Copper Corporation.
In spite of criticism and resistance from local residents, Canadian mining company Ascendant Copper Corporation has big plans for its two large mining operations in Ecuador. "We are confident that Ecuador will grow to be one of the world’s great copper districts," said Gary E. Davis, President and CEO of Ascendant.
Riot police armed with water cannons, dogs and tear gas beat back 150 protesters who tried to storm a key government office building and demanded the nullification of government contracts with petroleum giant Occidental. The […]