Friday, December 15, 2017
When Corporations Sue Governments An international gold mining company is refusing to accept the Salvadorean government's decision to expel it from the country for the environmental damage it has done and is appealing to a World Bank-affiliated international court. It is a warning of what lies ahead if the trade agreements (including TTIP), currently being negotiated, are not stopped by...
Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.
Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.
Air pollution coming from the pig iron factories that surround the small community of Piquiá is making the inhabitants seriously ill
Piquiá de Baixo is dying from pollution from the production of pig iron at the giant Carajás mine
Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.
Opencast mining at Bayovar, owned by a subsidiary of Brazilian giant Vale, is polluting the bay and the local environment.
Alfonso Cuarón questions President Peña Nieto about government plans to reform the oil and gas industry.
AngloGold Ashanti is busily buying land and influence in Cajamarca province, future site of its vast La Colosa mine. Behind the PR, what's really going on?
Pope Francis faces a challenge to the Church's commitment to the rural poor and the environment, especially in Argentina. Will it challenge the power of the big mining corporations?

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