Monday, August 8, 2022

Mining

COLOMBIA: COMMUNITIES MUST DECIDE

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Key to avoiding conflict around mining is genuine and informed consultation with local communities

MINING IS ONLY ONE OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

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Not only minerals and oil, but monocultures such as soya and prawn farming are extractive industries. We need a new response to the wider problem.

MINING IN LATIN AMERICA: DEEPENING CONTRADICTIONS

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Governments of right and left are welcoming large scale mining, but the social and environmental costs are mounting and communities are less inclined to suffer them

Colombia: Poverty falls but the gaps widen

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Between 2002 and 2010 poverty fell in Colombia, though less than in other Latin American countries. But the gaps, especially between the main urban centres and rural areas, widened.

The Achuar indigenous people wins against oil company

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The Achuar peoples of Peru’s Amazon region have forced the withdrawal of a Canadian oil-mining company from their traditional territory after an eight-year battle

PERU: OLLANTA HUMALA’S FIRST TURBULENT YEAR

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Ollanta Humala promised to tackle the country's deep-seated social inequalities when he took over a year ago. But, says LAB's Javier Farje, his supporters are feeling bitterly disappointed.

MEXICO: FARMERS TAKE ON THE MINING COMPANIES

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Mexican farmers are up in arms against mining companies that threaten their communities.

GUATEMALA: INDIGENOUS CHALLENGE

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An indigenous group has gone to court to challenge the government's legal right to change the mining law without consulting the indigenous population.The Center for International Environmental Law and MiningWatchCanada report.

GUATEMALA: HISTORIC PUBLIC HEARING

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Indigenous communities express their support for the legal challenge to the government's right to change the mining law. Beth Geglia reports.

PERU: WAYS OF MAKING MINING MORE SUSTAINABLE

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The Red Muqui, which monitors extractive industries in Peru, says there are exciting alternatives to the current dirty and socially unjust mining model.

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