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New Salvadoran Government Inherits Unfair Liability Thanks to Investment Rules

March 18, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: OceanaGoldPacific RimEl SalvadorInternational Trade & Investment.

By Jen Moore and Maude Barlow Even before former guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén is inaugurated as President of El Salvador, his administration is saddled with an unnecessary $301-million liability — a lawsuit over El Salvador’s refusal to allow an environmentally perilous gold mine to be built. It is a legacy that has already cost • Read More »

Yukon Stories: Mining’s Unbalanced Influence in the North

March 3, 2014 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

In September 2013, MiningWatch’s Canada Program Coordinator, Ramsey Hart, travelled to the Yukon. The trip north gave him the opportunity to hear Yukoners’ stories – their concerns and their vision of a sustainable future. Unfortunately the status quo has mining interests maintaining an overwhelming influence over government decision making and land use planning. That said, • Read More »