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Extraction Casino Report Presentations

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - June 17 @ 8:30 pm

When mining projects are halted by community resistance, environmental protection measures, or measures to protect health, transnational mining companies are resorting to supranational arbitration tribunals to bring multi-million dollar suits against governments in Latin America. Mexico is no exception. Of some thirty suits brought against Mexico in supranational tribunals, the country currently faces two suits from mining companies; one in process and another threatened through notice of intention, representing over $4 billion dollars in claims.

We invite you to join us for this presentation and to participate during the talk (one Mexico City followed by a second one in Ottawa Canada) when we will reflect on these processes with which companies threaten peoples’ sovereignty as they gamble with these costly, abusive suits.

Wednesday June 12th, from 4 to 6pm
Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo
(National Museum of Cultures of the World)
Moneda 13, Historic Center
Mexico City, Mexico


  • Manuel Pérez-Rocha L. and Jen Moore, Associate Fellows of IPS and co-authors of the report
  • Grecia Rodríguez Navarro, Observatory of Mining Conflicts of Zacatecas and member of the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA)
  • Moderator: Dr. Paul Hersch Martínez, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Morelos Movements against Open Pit, Metal Mining Concessions, and member of REMA

Monday June 17th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Canadian Federation of Students
338 Somerset Street, West
Ottawa, Canada


  • Carla Garcia Zendejas, Senior Attorney and Director, People, Land & Resources Program, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  • Luis Jesus Gamboa Barajas, Lawyer and founding member of the Colombian “Committee for the Defence of Water and the Santurban Paramos”
  • Manuel Perez Rocha, Project Director and Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies – Global Economy
  • Hernan Morantes Avendaño, Legal advisor to the “Committee for the Defense of Water and the Santurban Paramos”

The report will be presented with the endorsement of the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA), the Institute for Policy Studies – Global Economy Program, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and MiningWatch Canada.


June 12 @ 4:00 pm
June 17 @ 8:30 pm