The strike announced for the 11th of April , which took place in three most important provinces of the region of Cajamarca, came to an end without any incidents. No confrontations with the police were reported, the interprovincial transport went fluently.
CATAPA presents - from February 14th until March 15th - DocuLatino IV, a Latin American documentary festival. This edition puts forward the problems of the gold mining and oil industry.
While big transnational corporations make lots of profits, countries in the Souts are left with a huge social and ecological mess. Local ecosystems are devastated, rural communities lose their farmland, toxic products poison the drinking water for years. The consequences are desastrous, and often irreversible.
(Ottawa) Effective September 19th, Goldcorp has been removed from the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. The announcement comes in the context of ongoing allegations of human rights violations and evidence of environmental contamination in communities affected by Goldcorp’s mining activities.
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- An independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Peruvian Government and indigenous leaders in the country's southeast to hold peaceful dialogue to resolve the deadly conflict over mining and oil development.
On April 27, 2010 the paramilitary organization UBISORT attacked a humanitarian convoy in Oaxaca (Mexico). This convoy brought food and medicine to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Coppola. During the raid, two people were killed: Beatriz Alberta "Bety" Cariño Trujillo (responsible for local NGO Cactus) and Jyri Jaakkola (Uusi Tuuli Finnish observer).