Archive for April, 2010

It’s been a dramatic several weeks in the fight to stop the proposed Belo Monte dam along the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, and support for indigenous resisters is needed now. If built, the 11,000-megawatt Belo Monte hydroelectric dam would be the second-largest dam in Brazil and the third-largest in the world. It would […]

On April 3, three self-identified federal employees entered the town of Temacapulin, in central Mexico, and issued death threats against residents and outsiders who have been organizing in opposition to the planned El Zapotillo dam. For two years, residents of Temacapulin and neighboring towns have been fighting construction of the dam, which would flood their […]

The Costa Rican Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that blocked construction of the country’s first major gold mine, declaring open-pit mining consistent with environmental law. Costa Rican law previously banned open-pit mining, but outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Oscar Arias overturned the ban upon taking office. He has declared the mine in question, […]

From “With the Global People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of the Mother Earth set to begin in Cochabamba, Bolivia, a group of Indigenous people have occupied the offices of a mining firm in the southeastern province of Potosi near the Chilean border. “The occupation began several days ago, on April 12, […]

Flier available here. FMI, Let’s bury the 2010 Lat-Am Mining Congress in Miami! PROTEST: April 29, 3pm in Coral Gables at the Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Ave. Representatives of a variety of ore-mining multinational companies, international development banks, other investors and ministers of mining who week to promote and expand this devastating industry will […]