Ottawa continues to pander to Canadian mining, despite endemic violence in local communities

Ottawa continues to pander to Canadian mining, despite endemic violence in local communities

Originally published by rabble.ca on 13/10/15. The Canadian Ambassador to Mexico is apparently not worried about violence, kidnapping and extortion at Canadian mine sites. This despite a Canadian mining executive having admitted this year to the Business News Network to having a good working relationship with organized crime groups in Sinaloa, workers being...

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

Originally posted on Aljazeera America. By Renee Lewis. ALGARROBOS, Dominican Republic — “This is no longer a local fight, but a fight for the life of this country as a whole,” said Tony Sánchez, referring to Loma Miranda, a mountain in central Dominican Republic that activists say is threatened by...

Territories Free of Mining on the Rise in Honduras

Territories Free of Mining on the Rise in Honduras

Story by Sandra Cuffe (Originally posted by Beacon Reader where you can support Sandra’s investigative reporting on mining in Central America)    While the Honduran government continues its promotion of mining investment, communities around the country are voting against mining in open town hall assemblies. At least 10 municipalities in Honduras have...