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Honduran organizations fight to have Canadian-backed mining law declared unconstitutional

February 26, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: GoldcorpHonduras.

Summary of two complaints against Honduras’ 2013 General Mining Law In 2014, the Honduran Institute for Environmental Law (IDAMHO by its initials in Spanish) and the Honduran Center for the Promotion of Community Development (CEHPRODEC by its initials in Spanish) filed separate constitutional challenges on behalf of two groups of petitioners against Honduras’ 2013 General • Read More »

Discredited Fraser Institute Mining Survey Resurfaces

February 24, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Economics & Taxation.

Wow. We asked ourselves how the Fraser Institute could bring back its annual global mining survey after Press Progress’ devastating exposé “Now ordinary Canadians can skew Fraser Institute’s data from home”. Apparently the answer is simple — pretend that nothing is wrong with the methodology (or that there actually is a methodology), just as they • Read More »

Honduran Organizations Demand Support for Farming Not Mining in Protest of World Bank Sponsored Event

February 9, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: GoldcorpHondurasImpact on Communities.

Last week, the Honduran National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations (CONROA by its initials in Spanish) protested a World Bank-sponsored “Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources” in Tegucigalpa. CONROA urged the Bank – and the Honduran government – to support coffee farmers instead of national and transnational mining companies, stating that that farming • Read More »