This report provides in-depth cases to exemplify the four trends highlighted in the international open letter “Global Solidarity with Communities, Indigenous Peoples and Workers at risk from Mining Pandemic Profiteers”. These trends pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of communities and organizations that have been struggling to defend public health and their environments against the destruction and devastation of mining extractivism for decades, as well as to the safety of workers in the mining sector.
On September 3, 2020, the Ejido of Carrizalillo (Guerrero, Mexico) revoked its recently-negotiated agreement with Equinox Gold over the company's refusal to address violations of the agreement, and shut down the Los Filos mine. There is serious concern for the wellbeing and safety of the community given the tremendous violence and forced displacement that occurs with shocking frequency in the central part of Guerrero where Canadian mining operations such as Los Filos and others, such as Torex Gold, have been rapidly expanding. Write to Equinox Gold to support the residents of Carizalillo here.