Mining Victory and Timeline
On April 12, 2017, years of community resistance, tireless organizing, and persistent political pressure by the people of El Salvador resulted in a total ban on metallic mining in the country, the...
A Free and Informed Vote Rejected Mining in Cinquera’s Community Consultation
February 2017 marks the history of Cabañas as Cinquera became the first Municipality in that Department showing interest in holding a mining Consultation. Nevertheless, February 26 will be...
Legislative Candidates Speak Up on Envioronmental Platorm
This morning the Environmental Alliance – made up of 5 environmental coalitions in El Salvador – invited Salvadorans to hear the environmental platforms of candidates to the Legislative Assembly...
San Isidro Labrador Calls For Community Consultation Against Mining
This is the second municipality in the northern department of Chalatenango in El Salvador to call for such a referendum on the issue of mining. In September, San Jose Las Flores declared itself a...
Is Water a Human Right? Salvadoran Communities Say YES
Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink
September 2014, International Month of Action Against Mining in El Salvador
The International Allies Against Mining in El Salvador call on our friends and allies to support the National Roundtable against Metallic Mining and mining-affected communities in El Salvador to take a stand...
Pacific Rim/Oceana Gold taken to trial in Geneva for violations of human rights in El Salvador
by P. Cabezas, originally appears on www.stopesmining.com
Members of the National Roundtable against Mining in El Salvador, La Mesa, announced the presentation of the Pacific Rim-OceanaGold case in this...
Snapshot of the Anti-Mining Struggle in Central America
Taken from John Perry´s Article on May 20, 2014. Read the full article here
Pacific Rim (acquired last year by OceanaGold), owns a mine in El Dorado, El Salvador. It has met massive community...
World Bank Tribunal Threatens El Salvador´s Development
Organization´s Investor Protection Panel Disempowers Marginalized Communities
By Lauren Carasik
Originally Published April 22, 2014 Al Jazeera America
Last week more than 300 international and...
8 Pacific Rim Lies about Mining in El Salvador
The President-elect of El Salvador has publicly committed to prohibit new mining during his administration, just as his predecessors have done since 2008. OceanaGold should respect the democratic...
Chalatenango Territories Free of Mining and 2014 Sister Cities Anti-Mining Delegation
On Friday, town hall representatives from the communities surrounding San Jose Las Flores in Chalatenango met to discuss a new project that will be unfolding over the course of the next seven months called...
FMLN candidate Sanchez Ceren commits not to exploit metal mining
February 23, 2014, Cristian Melendez, LA PRENSA GRAFICA
Environmental movement presented a set of proposals to the FMLN candidate asking for greater commitment on the issues. The Movement of Victims...
Sanches Ceren will prevent mining in the Trifinio región
Due the risk of contaminating key bodies of water shared by the three countries
Translated from: http://elecciones2014.elsalvador.com/articulo/sanchez-ceren-evitara-mineria-trifinio-976
Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren was emphatic in his statement that he will...
Anti-Mining Fight Continues In Face of Trade Agreement & New Acts of Violence
On July 22nd, in commemoration of the Global Day of Action against Open Pit Mining, the National Roundtable Against Mining held a rally and press conference in front of the...
Sister Cities Responds to Inaccurate Commerce Group Statements
November 23, 2011
On November 21st, Milwaukee Public Radio Station WUWM invited Matt Hrodey, a journalist with Milwaukee Magazine, and John Machulak, the lawyer for the mining company Commerce...
Anti-Mining Movement Continues Fight to Pass Mining Ban & Stop Lawsuit
Democracy Center and the Institute for Policy Studies Release Video about El Salvador, Investor/State Disputes and Popular Resistance
Democracy Center and the Institute for Policy Studies recently...
Mining Ban: Good for the Grand Canyon, but Not for El Salvador?
By Sarah Anderson From the Huffington Post
With patriotic fanfare, the Obama administration announced this week that it would ban new uranium mining projects around the Grand Canyon. At a ceremony at the...
Anti-Mining Update: Solidarity with Panama and The Social Costs of the ICSID Trial
1. The Costs of ICSID Arbitration and the Consequences for Social Rights in El Salvador (See Below)
2. Salvadoran Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with Indigenous Mining Resisters in Panama
As Legislative Assembly Names New Attorney General, Activists Demand Justice
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Who Decides for El Salvador: The People or Pacific Rim? Pacific Rim Accuses those who Defend National Sovereignty of Being "Anti-Development"
April 25th, 2012...
World Bank Tribunal Rules the Pacific Rim Suit Against El Salvador to Continue
June 6, 2012
As the clock ticked towards five pm on Friday, June 1st, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) released its ruling in the Pacific Rim vs. the...
Salvadoran Enviro Ministry Confirms High Metal Levels in River Polluted by Mine
Environment Ministry Confirms the Presence of Cyanide and Iron in the San Sebastian River, La Unión Diario CoLatino, July 15, 2012
The results of water samples taken by the Ministry of the...
MRZine Reports: “Rogue NGOs” Tackle Pacific Rim in El Salvador
“Environmentally Responsible?” “Rogue NGOs” Tackle Pacific Rim in El Salvador
MRzine- http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ November 11th, 2012, by Alexandra Early and Janice Morrill
On October 20th,...
Pacific Rim Increases its "Transnational Extortion" Lawsuit to $315 Million
On Wednesday April 4th, the communities and organizations that make up the National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining held a press conference rejecting the actions of the company Pacific Rim, which...
SC Mainers React to Attack on Environmental Protections by Mining Interests
March 30, 2012
companies are not just aiming to start operating in El Salvador, they
also are trying to loosen regulations and move in to states like
Wisconsin and Maine. As we reported in...
Mining in the News in Madison and Maine
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Bangor Daily News: Irving Addresses Maine Mining Interests at UMFK Forum
Madison Times: Salvadoran Mining Struggles are Pertinent
April 25, 2012
by A. David Dahmer...
Salvadoran Government Proposes Bill That Would Temporarily Suspend Mining
August 10th, 2012
On August 7th, the
Ministry of the Environment (MARN) and the Ministry of the Economy (MINEC)
presented a bill to the Legislative Assembly that would...
Yes Magazine on Commerce Group Mine: Mining for Gold : A “Pact with the Devil”
<<Also see news about the Canadian mining company Goldcorp's efforts to influence Guatemalan laws below>>
Mining for Gold: A “Pact with the Devil”?
The economic crisis—and the rising price of
Honduras News: More Violence in the Aguan & Protests against Mining Concessions
<<Also see below “Honduras: A Country Sold Off and Polluted
by Mining” >>
Magazine: Central America’s Newest
“Death Squad Democracy”
September 14, 2012
by Andy Thayer, part of the...
Anti-Mining Forum: "Mining is Another Brutal Threat Against Life in El Salvador"
December 10th, 2012
By Alexandra Early (source- www.esnomineria.blogspot.com)
conference: "Metallic Mining: Threats to Life and Human Rights in El
Salvador" was held on Wednesday in San...
As Honduran Gov. Passes Pro-Mining Law, E.S. Activists Reiterate Call for Ban
The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (La
Mesa) reiterated in a press conference this morning its petition for the
Salvadoran Government to introduce...
30 Activists from Around the Globe Visit El Salvador to Support Anti-Mining Fight
From May 10th to 13th, thirty activists from 12 different
countries, including Canada, the U.S., Germany, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala and
Honduras, participated in a fact finding mission in El...
Salvadoran Anti-Mining Activists Attacked in Guatemala
For the second time in the last three months members of the Center of Investigations into Investment and Commerce (CEICOM), an active member of the National Roundtable against Mineral Mining, have...