Romania: The Certej mining project began illegally, without construction permits

October 16th, Cluj Napoca/ Romania – Deva Gold, a subsidiary of the murky Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold, illegally started construction works for the development of the cyanide based Certej mine, despite not having acquired any of the relevant permits from the appropriate institutions. Thus the process of cyanide leaching in Romania is on its way.

Stop the gold rush!

Hey, big spender! China’s first gold vending machine – it dispenses coins and ba

Richard Swift argues that our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous.

End toxic mines in Europe! Press Release on the Bang! Ban Cyanide campaign

BANG! Ban Cyanide Campagne

"End toxic mines in Europe!

Guatemalan Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous People Over Goldcorp Mining in Sipacapa

A Guatemalan court ruled in favor of the indigenous people of the municipality of Sipacapa over transnational mining in the area. The court says the Guatemalan government must respect the right to information and consultation with the local population before granting any kind of mining permits.

In Neighboring Chile and Peru, Mining Reforms Couldn't Be More Different

Peruvians say no to #PAQUETAZO. More info:

by Alonso Hidalgo 

Conflict Over New Bolivian Law Highlights Mining Sector Contradictions

After three years of negotiations, followed by six weeks of sometimes violent controversy, Bolivia is poised to adopt a new mining law. It is the first major overhaul of the country’s mining sector since 1997, when ex-President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (Goni) inaugurated the existing neoliberal mining code as part of an overall plan to privatize Bolivia’s economy.

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