MiningWatch has a new Latin America Program Coordinator!

Latin America Program Coordinator Jennifer MooreIt is with great excitement that we announce that Jennifer Moore has been hired on as our new Latin America Program Coordinator. Jennifer’s excellent skills and extensive experience as a writer, researcher, organizer, and project coordinator will be assets to MiningWatch and to our allies and partners. She has been based in Ecuador for most of the last four years, but Jennifer also has significant experience in the rest of the hemisphere, including the Canadian context where much of our direct advocacy and education efforts are focused.

Jennifer is a freelance print and broadcast journalist with twelve years experience in social justice journalism, a third of which she has gained while living and working in Ecuador. While in South America from 2006 to 2010, she researched and wrote popular and academic articles about the struggles of indigenous and non-indigenous communities affected by Canadian-financed mining companies.

MiningWatch staff and Directors wish to thank all who expressed interest in this position. The selection process was made more difficult by a surfeit of excellent candidates. It is good to know that such capable and dedicated people are not only aware of our work but eager to join our team.

Jen’s work will be divided between the campaign to stop abuses at Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala, and supporting communities, organizations, and networks struggling with mining issues throughout Latin America. Jamie’s involvement in the region will diminish as Jen takes up her new role, leaving him a little more time to focus on other areas like our Africa program and Canadian policy work.