mining

December 2, 2019
Samantha Demby

A Canadian corporation sponsors tourist events in southern Mexico. Local communities accuse Fortuna Silver Mines of appropriating their culture to whitewash a record of violations.

October 15, 2019
Nicholas Copeland

A recent report and response demonstrate how the Escobal Mine attempts to manipulate the public with the complicity of corrupt state institutions.

April 22, 2019
Luis Angosto-Ferrández

Beyond the recent border conflicts over national sovereignty and foreign aid, mineral extraction in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela is sowing violence against Indigenous peoples.

September 28, 2018
Hilda Lloréns and Ruth Santiago

Coal mining in La Guajira, Colombia, has caused widespread devastation—physical, environmental, and cultural—for Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. It is time for it to end.

September 28, 2018
Hilda Lloréns y Ruth Santiago

La minería de carbón en La Guajira, Colombia, ha causado gran devastación—física, ambiental, y cultural—para las comunidades Indígenas y Afrodescendientes. Es hora de que acabe.

June 18, 2018
Victoria McKenzie and Steven Cohen

USAID has funded the Cerrejón Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cerrejón mine in Caribbean Colombia, to the tune of millions. A months-long investigation reveals its community development projects are a front tied to a long history of displacement, violence, and death.

August 18, 2017
Noah Harley

A first-time documentarian reflects on the politics of producing Salero, a documentary on mining in the salt flats of Bolivia.

May 24, 2017
Sandra Cuffe

Rural communities and environmental activists in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador unite to create a new front of resistance against mining projects across the region.

April 12, 2017
Michael L. Dougherty

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to categorically prohibit metal mining, after over a decade of struggle against it.

January 18, 2017
Helen Hazelwood Isaac

Manuel Pérez Rocha gives an update on the recent World Bank investor dispute settlement in favor of El Salvador, which dismissed Canadian gold mining company Pacific Rim's $250 million USD case against the El Salvadoran government.

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