A new study debunks eight falsehoods the mining corporation OceanaGold has used to try to justify mining in El Salvador and undermine public debate and policymaking.
Join this roundtable discussion with El Salvador’s Deputy Attorney for the Human Rights Ombudsman Office, Yanira Cortez about mining.
How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.
Come to this EAD workshop with representative from the National Roundtable on Mining in El Salvador about ways to further advance an already emerging continental grassroots movement.
Re-posted with permission from Embassy Magazine: Vancouver-based mining company Pacific Rim is butting heads with the government of El Salvador.
Representatives from IPS and other environmental and public policy organizations hold meeting at Canadian Embassy to say, “Tell Pacific Rim to stop bullying El Salvador.”
Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders.
When suing the government of El Salvador, one legal powerhouse just isn’t enough. With a major pot of gold at stake, Pacific Rim doubles up its legal attack.
With about 200 activists from several countries, John Cavanagh denounced the firm for suing the government of El Salvador in retaliation for the denial of a mining permit.
IPS Director John Cavanagh will participate in a protest outside the Vancouver headquarters of Pacific Rim today.
U.S. trade partners have to worry that if they pursue responsible stewardship, they could get rewarded with a big fat corporate lawsuit.
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to say no to gold mining and yes to democracy.
On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.
A foreign gold mining company is suing El Salvador.
Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.