No a la minería en Intag, Ecuador #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

Ecuador: NO to mining in the rainforest #LibertadparaJavierRamirez

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...

Máxima versus the U.S. mining conglomerate in Peru

Máxima versus the U.S. mining conglomerate in Peru

On the 5th of August, Máxima Acuña, a Peruvian small farmer, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Her “crime”: refusing to give up her family’s small farm to make way for a gold mine. Originally posted on Rainforest Rescue. Yanacocha, a 51% U.S.-owned company that operates...