[Video] Guatemala mine exploiting locals

Copper in the Clouds

Oxfam International launched 2 movies on the planned Río Blanco mining project in Northern Peru, focussing on the possible environmental impact of the project and human rights violations.


Guatemala: Anti-Mine Activists Encouraged by Canadian Ruling

By Danilo Valladares

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 16, 2010 (IPS) - Ecologists in Guatemala see a recent ruling by Canada's Supreme Court, which ordered Canadian mining companies to carry out rigorous environmental assessments, as a positive precedent that could help improve environmental controls over the mining industry in this Central American country.

New: visit CATAPAs videozone

Now, we're putting interesting movies about mining and globalization in Latin-America all together in the CATAPA-videozone

The most recent movies are own productions: testimonies about our cases in El Estor and San Marcos (Guatemala) and the San Andres mine (Honduras).

Peru: Mining Co's Making a Mint, Tax Free

LIMA, Feb 1, 2010 (IPS) - Experts and activists in Peru complain that while mining corporations are cashing in on soaring metals prices, they continue to enjoy exemption from royalties and corporate taxes, if they reinvest their profits.

[Photo essay] Someone Else’s Treasure - Guatemala

Allan Lissner is an independent documentary photographer based in Canada. Home to seventy-five percent of the world’s mining companies, Canada leads the way in the global mining industry. But people the world over are raising complaints describing the industry as Canada’s number one contribution to global injustice. Complaints include the displacement of indigenous communities, families being torn apart, destroyed livelihoods, ruined ecosystems, and the erosion of ancient indigenous cultures.

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