La resistencia al proyecto minero de Codelco cobra fuerza en Ecuador

La resistencia al proyecto minero de Codelco cobra fuerza en Ecuador

La resistencia al proyecto minero de Codelco cobra fuerza en Ecuador

El 12 y 13 de enero, campesinos y campesinas de varias comunidades aledañas al proyecto minero Llurimagua en Intag finalmente se hartaron, y bloquearon el acceso funcionarios de la empresa estatal minera del Ecuador, ENAMI, y del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, quienes son los encargados de socializar con las comunidades...

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

Mega-Mines or Biodiversity? NGOs challenge Ecuador’s conflicted goals

In a letter responding to a recent DW article about the economic potential of Ecuador’s rich biodiversity, Ecuadorean NGOs challenge the country’s continued commitment to large-scale mining that could “wipe out a good part of the existing biodiversity, and transform biodiverse jewels into open-pit nightmares”, against the will of indigenous...

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

In the name of poverty eradication: The terrible costs of Ecuador’s extractivist policies

By Carlos Zorrilla Despite its very dark history in Latin America and Africa (1), extractivism- or the extraction of natural resources at unsustainable rates- is still being favored by self-proclaimed progressive governments, such as Ecuador and Bolivia, with the justification of ending poverty. This has become a mantra for these...

Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

Community lay bare Codelco’s impacts in Intag, Ecuador

The people of Intag, Ecuador are calling for the distribution of the following information about the activities of Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco, and its Ecuadorian equivalent, Enami, in the Intag region known for its pristine cloud forest. Read in English Leido en espanol Last week eleven organisations from Intag wrote to Chile’s...

21 Reasons not to mine copper in Intag, Ecuador

21 Reasons not to mine copper in Intag, Ecuador

By Carlos Zorilla, resident of Intag and member of Decoin. Two decades after the resistance to mining in Intag began against a large-scale mining project, which led to the expulsion of two transnational mining companies and the creation of sustainable alternative, Chile’s mining company Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, in...

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

Intag, Ecuador: Community projects as alternatives to mining (Espanol)

  • Written on: 28 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

In this interview Community Project Coordinator William Andagoya describes how the people of Intag, Ecuador, are collaborating on projects that offer them good stable purchase cialis online cheap livelihoods, providing an alternative to mining and deforestation in the region. Over the past twenty years, the people of Intag have been...

La Lucha de Intag

La Lucha de Intag

  • Written on: 15 May 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

“La Lucha de Intag” describes the 20-year-old resistance against big mining in the cloud forest region of Intag, the current mining conflict and the failures of the “socialization” process, and the role of human rights observers of the Intag Solidarity Network. See the Intag Solidarity Network Facebook page for more information....

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

Intag’s Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador’s Mineral Wars

By Carlos Zorilla. Original source: Upside Down World It seems hard to believe, but it’s been twenty years since the resistance to the large-scale open pit copper mining project began in Intag. Two decades. Almost a generation.   During that time, the threat of wide scale destruction and social upheaval that...

Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

The beautiful cloud forests of Ecuador’s Intag region have a fatal flaw – they are standing on a deposit of copper ore. Villagers opposed to plans for a giant open-cast mine are being harassed and criminalized. Community leader Javier Ramírez has been jailed on fabricated charges for ten months. Please...