La demolición de Canadá

2012-01-03 La demolición de Canadá Alberto Rabilotta La gran crisis del capitalismo está permitiendo a la plutocracia financiera dominante destruir una a una todas las grandes conquistas socioeconómicas de los pueblos. Parecería que nada puede resistir a esa brutal aplanadora que cotidianamente deja un tendal de desempleados y excluidos. Y Canadá no es una excepción. … Continue reading

Mining for Profits in International Tribunals

Mining for Profits in International Tribunals By Sarah Anderson, J. Alejandro Artiga-Purcell, Rebecca Dreyfus, Manuel Perez-Rocha Corporate lawsuits against governments over resource rights continue to increase. In the context of high global prices for natural resources, governments seeking to increase the benefits of those resources for their own people are facing an increasing number of corporate lawsuits. … Continue reading

Mining a Grave Concern in Guatemala’s Election

Mining a Grave Concern in Guatemala’s Election Friday, 09 September 2011 11:01 Kathryn M. Martorana   September 11, 2011 will mark Guatemala’s fourth democratic presidential election since the signing of the 1996 Peace Accords brought an end to decades of civil war and military rule. Leading in national polls is Otto Pérez Molina, a former … Continue reading

Canada’s Quiet Hegemony in Latin America and Destructive Mining

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=52465 Canada’s Quiet Hegemony in Latin America and Destructive Mining Daniel Whalen July 26th 2011 Council on Hemispheric Affairs Canada’s mining industry is the largest in the world, and in 2004 its world market share accounted for 60 percent of all mining companies. In fact, the entire Latin American region is second only to Canada … Continue reading

Like Water for Gold in El Salvador

http://www.thenation.com/article/162009/water-gold-el-salvador “Like Water for Gold in El Salvador” Robin Broad and John Cavanagh July 11, 2011   |    This article appeared in the August 1-8, 2011 edition of The Nation. Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-funded Salvadoran military as … Continue reading

Like Water for Gold in El Salvador

Like Water for Gold in El Salvador Robin Broad and John Cavanagh July 11, 2011   |    This article appeared in the August 1-8, 2011 edition of The Nation Thirty years ago, several thousand civilians in the northern Salvadoran community of Santa Marta quickly gathered a few belongings and fled the US-funded Salvadoran military as … Continue reading

Industria extractiva a prueba de transparencia

GUATEMALA Industria extractiva a prueba de transparencia Por Danilo Valladares* GUATEMALA, abr (IPS) – Guatemala ya es candidata a ingresar a la Iniciativa de Transparencia de las Industrias Extractivas (EITI, por sus siglas en inglés), que busca, a través de un contralor del pago de tributos de las empresas, reducir tensiones entre éstas y los … Continue reading

El 14% de territorio centroamericano en manos de mineras canadienses

  http://www.ecoportal.net/content/view/full/98317 El 14% de territorio centroamericano en manos de mineras canadienses 29/03/11 Por David Pérez El Centro Sobre Investigación y Comercio (CEICOM), de El Salvador, en coordinación con el Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL), realizó el foro “La minería metálica y la criminalización a la resistencia anti minera en Centroamérica”. “Están … Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL MINING & IMPUNITY DAY: CANADIAN-AMERICAN MINING COMPANIES MAKING A KILLING IN EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, CHIAPAS, …

December 10, 2010 By Grahame Russell, info@rightsaction.org, http://www.rightsaction.org December 10th is celebrated by some as “international human rights day”. For the global mining industry, we commemorate “international impunity day”. Below, summaries of recent assassinations and attacks in El Salvador, Guatemala and Chiapas related to community struggles in resistance to environmental and health harms and other … Continue reading

Obama’s Hard Stance on Guatemalan Labor: A Monumental Step for Labor Rights or Mere Political Maneuvering?

August 24, 2010 On July 30th, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the U.S. would file a formal complaint against the Guatemalan government for violating labor standards under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the announcement marks “the first labor case the … Continue reading