Salvadorans fight US and Canadian mining companies

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh investigate the struggle to ban gold mining in El Salvador in order to prevent US and Canadian mining companies from extracting gold near the Lempa River.

“Miguel drove us to the office of his employer, ADES (the Social and Economic Development Association), where local people talked with us late into the night about how they had come to oppose mining. ADES organizer Vidalina Morales acknowledged that “initially, we thought mining was good and it was going to help us out of poverty…through jobs and development.”” (read more)

Lempa River, El Salvador; Photo by Mario Pleitez

 

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