For over ten years, Jen Moore has been researching, writing and collaborating closely with the struggles of mining-affected communities and allied organizations in Latin America, Canada and other parts of the world. From 2010 to 2018, she coordinated the Latin America Program at MiningWatch Canada, which supports processes of territorial defense and efforts to obtain justice for harms associated with the activities of Canadian mining companies and Canadian foreign affairs in the region. Before this, she worked as an independent journalist and media activist with a focus on community media, collective rights and Canadian foreign affairs in Latin America. From 2006 to 2010, she lived in Ecuador and frequently reported on the struggles of mining-affected communities, including contributing research for an Al Jazeera documentary about the tensions over mining and water in central-southern Ecuador and participating in a regional research project ‘Territories, Conflicts and Development in the Andes’ based at the University of Manchester. In addition to joining IPS as an Associate Fellow, she is working on a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Saint Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia, Canada.
International organizations appeal to Colombia’s highest court over human rights violations at one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world.
The pandemic provided opportunities for more exploitation, but communities kept rising up despite greater adversity.
Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.
An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.
The Gulf of Ulloa off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico teems with marine life, from gray whales to lobster. Its seafloor is also rich in phosphate, a key […]
Pan American Silver paves the way for ecologically and socially destructive mines, and lets communities deal with the fallout.
As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.
Indigenous leaders in Guatemala and their allies take a stand against corporate greed in their community.
Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining.
While gold prices soar, the Los Filos gold mine in Mexico sits idle. Equinox Gold, the company that owns the mine, has only itself to blame.
When Police Repression is Not Enough: A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition
Global mining companies are turning to international arbitration to strong-arm governments into bending to their interests.
Across the Global South, international mining companies use disturbing tactics to forcibly open mining operations against the wills of local communities.
Global South communities affected by mining face multiple pandemics — health, economic, violence, militarization, and corporate capture.
New mapping tool reveals conflicts and harmful impacts of eight Pan American Silver mine sites across Latin America.
A Southern Mexico community remembers Mariano Abarca, who gave his life fighting mining companies, with a celebration of resistance.
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.
In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have been actively organizing against the mining activities.
IPS Expresses Deep Sadness and Sincere Condolences with Family, Friends, and Movements in Latin America at the Sudden Loss of Four Dearly Loved Defenders in Guatemala
Today we are reminded about how important it is to appreciate and care for eachother every day as part of long and challenging struggles for the health, dignity and self-determination of communities and peoples.
Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsiblity, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador
This report will be presented at OceanaGold’s office in Melbourne on Thursday, the 36th anniversary of the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero.