Gachantivá sigue el ejemplo de municipios defendiendo su territorio en Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

By: Jairo Barbosa – Member of the information committee – Movimiento Cívico por el Agua y por la Vida de Gachantivá Gachantivá is not an exception of the national mining problem and wants to ratify the right consecrated in the Political Constitution of 1991, of the community in power to decide the...

Pregunta sobre minería en la Consulta y Referendum llevada a cabo en Ecuador el 4 de febrero 2018

La DECOIN es una de las organizaciones miembro de Yes to Life No to Mining, y esta es su opinión ante los resultados de la Consulta y Referendum que tuvo lugar en Ecuador el pasado 4 de febrero....

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

After the third spill by the Canadian Multinational Barrick Gold in Veladero, Argetina, the “Do Not Touch Jáchal” Organization has spent 18 months of unstopped camping in front of the Jáchal Municipality Building 18 of April 2017, Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina. Months pass, spills of cyanide solution continue to occur...

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

The people of Cajamarca are preparing a popular consultation to decide whether to ban mining in their territory. The stakes are high for a town that would be severely impacted by one of the largest planned gold mines in Latin America. Share YLNM’s solidarity message to the people of Cajamarca on Facebook or Twitter. YLNM. Published...

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

The people of Cabrera, a water-rich, food producing municipality in Colombia, have banned mining and large hydropower on their lands through a popular consultation. Their victory is the latest success in a wave of popular consultations across Latin America. Article by YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez. Video produced by the people of Cabrera,...