Que Aprendí Consulta Popular Cajamarca Tolima | What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining

Que Aprendí Consulta Popular Cajamarca Tolima | What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining

What we learn from Popular Consultations against Mining! #powerinthehandsofthepeople Lo que se aprende de las consultas populares!!! #elpoderenmanosdelagente #CajamarcaSeRespeta...

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...

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

In Colombia, popular consultations/referendums on mining have boosted people’s campaigns to decide the future of destructive mining projects. Opposed by many in the government, these processes recently received a boost from the Colombian Constitutional Court, but as the case of Cajamarca shows, without proper consultation democratic participation in referendums is...

Environmental Defenders Met with Paramilitary Death Threats in Tolima, Colombia

Environmental Defenders Met with Paramilitary Death Threats in Tolima, Colombia

By Hannibal Rhoades. Originally posted by The Gaia Foundation, 10th June 2016 Environmental and indigenous groups, who recently protested peacefully for their right to water and a healthy environment in the Colombian province of Tolima, have received death threats alleged to be from the ‘Aguilas Negras’ (the Black Eagles), a...

Upholding Democracy: Supporting Ibague’s Popular Consultation on Mining

Upholding Democracy: Supporting Ibague’s Popular Consultation on Mining

The Mayor and council of Ibague, Colombia  have faced serious pressure over their attempts to hold a popular consultation that would give citizens a democratic vote on whether to allow mining in their region. Members of the Yes to Life, No to Mining Network sent the following letter to the Mayor and...

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...