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Webinar: Life in the Triangle of Death - Dominican communities talk mining

Diana Martin

Diana is one of MiningWatch's Co-Managers, with a wealth of international and domestic experience in work for social justice and peace.

March 20, 2024 at 3PM EST 

Metallic mining exploitation in the Dominican Republic is located in the heart of the country, in the provinces of La Vega, Monseñor Nouel and Sánchez Ramírez, which is also the centre for water sources and biodiversity. An area where life could thrive is turning into a ‘triangle of death'. Extractivism has had a significant negative social and environmental footprint in the region causing irreversible environmental damage to the environment as well dispossession of local communities.

Join us in an exchange with local community members, civil society representatives and experts as they address the impacts of Barrick Gold’s Pueblo Viejo mine and share their concerns about the massive proposed expansion. 

SPONSORS: National Space for Transparency in the Extractive Industry - ENTRE, the Dominican Observatory of Public Policy - UASD, MiningWatch Canada, and Earthworks. This is a bilingual webinar. Simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English will be available on Zoom.