Miners often die in the small, informal mines but thousands still seek their fortune in this risky activity, that the government is finally attempting to regulate.
The results of the official climate change conference in Lima (COP20) may have been disappointing, but grassroots movements across Latin America are coming together as never before.
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...
Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.