El CIADI en el banquillo de los acusados

Hace un año, una coalición internacional de organismos de la sociedad civil, en el que participó Alerta Minera Canadá, daba a conocer un comunicado titulado “No hay ganadores en Pac Rim Mining Company vs El Salvador”, en torno al arbitraje del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI), un...

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

The small nation of El Salvador has banned metal mining and defeated a mining multinational suing the nation for protecting its water sources… How did this happen? What can we learn? Can El Salvador’s historic victories be replicated elsewhere?   Ethics and International Affairs, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh.  June 19, 2017  A...

For the love of water: El Salvador’s mining ban may cost $300m ‘compensation’

For the love of water: El Salvador’s mining ban may cost $300m ‘compensation’

Originally published by The Ecologist on 10/10/15.   Disastrous water pollution from gold mines in El Salvador has united government and people to oppose new metal mines, writes Lynn Holland. In Central America’s most water scarce country, the imperative is to keep lakes, rivers and streams clean and wholesome. But...

El Salvador vs Pacific Rim: The Price of Saying ‘No’ to a Gold Mine

El Salvador vs Pacific Rim: The Price of Saying ‘No’ to a Gold Mine

Shared by YLNM member group MUFRAS-32. Originally published by The Argentina Independent, by Claire Nugent. El Salvador is defending itself against a US$301m lawsuit filed after it blocked a mining project to protect the country’s heavy-polluted water supply. The imminent verdict will set a precedent amid a growing trend of...

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

For the Love of Water: El Salvador’s Mining Ban

Originally posted by Counter Punch. By Lynne Holland. For some time now, U.S. and Canadian mining companies have been seeking out new mining sites in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. This is partly because high-grade ores that are easily accessible in the U.S. and Canada are in the...