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 Mission to Colombia to Share Ways to Stop Abusive Corporate Claims

12 representatives of organizations from 8 Latin American countries and other parts of the world will visit Colombia to participate in a mission to share their experiences of standing up to corporate greed and stopping abusive transnational claims in the courts.

Colombian courts must not be undermined by shadowy international tribunals, say campaigners

International organizations appeal to Colombia’s highest court over human rights violations at one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world.

How Mining Companies Profited off the Pandemic

The pandemic provided opportunities for more exploitation, but communities kept rising up despite greater adversity.

The Struggle for What’s Essential

Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.

Guatemalan Water Defenders Celebrate 10 Years of Resistance

An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.

A Sea of Trouble: Seabed Mining and International Arbitration in Mexico

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 […]

Vancouver Mining Corp Shrugs Off Violence Against Guatemala’s Indigenous People

Pan American Silver paves the way for ecologically and socially destructive mines, and lets communities deal with the fallout.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

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.

Pan American Silver Pressured to Shut Down Community Interference in Guatemala

Indigenous leaders in Guatemala and their allies take a stand against corporate greed in their community.

Guatemala’s Land Defenders Are Still Their Own Best Defense

Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining.

Canadian Corporate Greed on Display in Mexico Mining Dispute

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.

Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration

Across the Global South, international mining companies use disturbing tactics to forcibly open mining operations against the wills of local communities.

Defending Land and Water from Mining Profiteers in the Time of Covid-19

Global South communities affected by mining face multiple pandemics — health, economic, violence, militarization, and corporate capture.

Following the Footsteps of a Mining Monster

New mapping tool reveals conflicts and harmful impacts of eight Pan American Silver mine sites across Latin America.

‘When They Kill One, A Thousand More Are Born’

A Southern Mexico community remembers Mariano Abarca, who gave his life fighting mining companies, with a celebration of resistance.

Abusive North American Companies Pay Off Latin American Police to Harass Critics

In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.

Mining Companies Use Excessive Legal Powers to Gamble with Latin American Lives

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.