‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

Mariana Gómez Soto (Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Latin America coordinator in Colombia) speaks to the Karibu Foundation, about Cajamarca’s mine-stopping referendum, how it has affected political life in Colombia and inspired other movements in the region and around the world. Karibu Foundation, April 15th 2017 In 2009, South...

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Colombia is about to elect a new president. But what do the candidates think about popular consultations- the citizen-led processes stopping mining across the nation and questioning a development policy based on extractivism? Here we find out. Popular consultations have been the first topic of debate during dialogues with presidential...

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...

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,...