Friday the 25th of february saw protests in several Colombian cities against the 'Angostura' project of Canadian mining junior Greystar Resources, which is planned in the 'páramo Santurbán', wetlands located in the north of the country on the border of Santander and Norte de Santander departments.
The project's use of cyanide to extract gold could affect the fragile wetlands ecosystem and put in danger the drinking-water of 2 million people in the region.
A court judgement showed on Monday that the gold miner will have to pay the money for the key role it played in the leaking of hazardous waste water last year.
Within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration (BD) and Greenpeace today denounced the particularly flagrant human rights abuses and environmental sins committed by corporations. The jury-selected Global Award was presented to the South African mining company AngloGold/Ashanti.
CATAPA presents - from February 14th until March 3rd - DocuLatino III, a Latin American documentary festival. This edition puts forward the problems of the gold mining and oil industry.
Letter blasts Harper government for killing Bill C-300, a law that would have held Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights and environmental abuses abroad.
Ghent/San Marcos, 15 of October 2010 - In September the Guatemalan Ministry of Environment caught the Canadian mining company Goldcorp on illegal discharges of its water basin into the rivers of San Miguel Ixtahuacán. At first Goldcorp made it seem like the discharges had happened by the rules, but gave no reaction after the Ministry published an accusation against the mining company.