Prosperity Mine Case goes to Federal Court of Appeal

Today, as Taseko Mines Ltd. tries to revive its case against the federal environmental assessment of its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in Tŝilhqot’in territory in central British Columbia to the Federal Court of Appeal, we thought it would be useful to revisit the issues that...

Cajas National Park, The Loma Larga project is just south of the park, which hosts a similar paramos ecosystem.

INV Metals’ Loma Larga Project in Ecuador Still Contested Despite Recent Claims

On November 29, 2018, Canadian mining company INV Metals (TSX: INV) released the results of the feasibility study for its Loma Larga gold-copper-silver project in Kimsacocha, Ecuador. The company’s press release and corporate presentation on the study communicate an unwavering sense of local...

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the Ombuds by MiningWatch Canada

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the Ombuds

Catherine Coumans talks to Coop Radio's "Redeye" about the need for an ombudsperson to monitor the practices of Canadian mining companies abroad, and the Canadian government's announced (but not yet appointed) CORE - Canada's...

OceanaGold Fails to Refute Report’s Critical Findings

On October 31, 2018, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and MiningWatch Canada released a study on the impact of OceanaGold's Didipio gold and copper mine in the Philippines on the surrounding communities. The study, ...

Statement by the Mesoamerican Movement in Resistance to the Extractivist Model (M4) on State-Regulated Consultations

The peoples that form part of M4 who resist the capitalist and extractive model and are working towards social transformation

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In Guatemala City’s historic centre, on November 15, 16 and 17, we met to discuss and analyze current efforts to regulate...

Remedy Gone Wrong: Barrick Gold’s Grievance Mechanism in Tanzania Deepens Harm

MiningWatch Canada has carried out and reported on yearly human rights assessments at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania since 2014....

Willa Mine in Southern British Columbia – Abandoned by its Owners?

(From the Red Mountain Residents Association) The Willa Mine, located south of Silverton, in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, which has been touted as a profitable investment by a series of different owners over the past 35 years, has been abandoned by its...

At the Santa Ana camp under construction (Photo Credit: Ryan MacRae)

Barrick Gold Resistance Camp in Dominican Republic Celebrates One Year in Solidarity with Local Community

Guest Blog: Ryan MacRae, Economics Graduate from Mount Allison University working with the Latin American Mission's Program (LAMP) in Dominican Republic​

(Dominican Republic) Driving along the highway, roughly 10 minutes after passing through the community...

Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne
Credit Krauze-Tax-Huhne

Tax Evasion - Tell The Trudeau Government to Act Now and Close the Legal Loopholes

Let the Trudeau Government know you want Canada to act now to fix the loopholes that still allow large mining corporations to avoid paying taxes on the profit they make from Canadian non-renewable mining resources: [email protected], [email protected],...

Kirsten Francescone
Kirsten Francescone

MiningWatch Canada Pleased to Welcome New Latin America Program Coordinator Kirsten Francescone

MiningWatch Canada is excited to announce that Kirsten Francescone has joined our staff as Latin America Program Coordinator. Kirsten brings a strong commitment to social justice and comes to us with many years of experience working with activists, networks, and decision-makers in Canada and...

Porgera Stories – Justice Foundation for Porgera

(Courtesy of Frederick Ipara) This video was done by the customary landowners of the area occupied by the Porgera Gold Mine located in Porgera District, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. The...

Guatemalan Communities Refute Tahoe Resources' Kidnapping Claims

Guest blog by Ellen Moore, EARTHWORKS

Tahoe Resources, a Canadian mining company with head offices in Reno, NV, began production at the Escobal silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores located in southeastern Guatemala in January 2014. Beginning in 2011, residents in San Rafael Las...

The Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa & Jutiapa with Xinka Parliament members deliver letter to the offices of Tahoe Resources in Guatemala on Tuesday; Photo: NISGUA

Guatemalan Communities Deliver Message of Resistance to New CEO of Tahoe Resources

On Tuesday, members of the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa together with the Xinka People’s Parliament of Guatemala delivered the following letter to the attention of Tahoe Resources' new CEO, James Voorhees, and Executive Chair, Kevin McArthur. They call for an end to...

Thousands demonstrate outside the Guatemalan Constitutional Court

Organizations Demand Justice for Murder of Member of Peaceful Resistance to Tahoe Resources' Project in Guatemala

Over sixty international organizations wrote the Guatemalan Attorney General this week expressing deep sadness and concern following the brutal murder of Ángel Estuardo Quevedo on July 12, 2018, an active a member of the Peaceful Resistance movement of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa against...