Water Justice News: Mining and Dams


Former Common Frontiers coordinator Rick Arnold writes in Embassy, “Controversy erupted recently about new funding arrangements announced by the Canadian International Development Agency that would hook CIDA up with the mining industry and have both channelling funds to South America and Africa via a handful of international NGOs.”
“One of those projects connects CIDA, Barrick […]


The National Catholic Reporter recently reported on the killing of Fr. José Reinel Restrepo in Marmato, Colombia. “The basic details surrounding the assassination of Restrepo are by now well-known in Colombia. On the afternoon of Sept. 2, Restrepo shuttered the church, mounted his small motorcycle and puttered down the unpaved, tortuously steep mountain road past […]


La Jornada Veracruz reports (in Spanish), “The Veracruz state government formally expressed its opposition to the installation of the Caballo Blanco mine by Goldgroup company, considering that it is a viable project and that is incompatible with the environmental characteristics of the area where intends to operate, and was announced by Governor Javier Duarte de […]


According to the Vancouver-based mining company Goldgroup’s website, “Caballo Blanco, Goldgroup’s 100%-owned advanced stage flagship gold project, is located 65km northwest of Veracruz, Mexico’s largest port city. The project consists of two large areas of epithermal gold mineralization: Northern Zone, where the main La Paila Zone is located, and the Highway Zone. In 2011, Goldgroup […]


Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena notes that Montreal-based Osisko mining corporation’s proposed Famatina gold mine project in Argentina has been stopped due to widespread concern over water consumption and pollution. Protests against the proposed mine included a demonstration of more than 300 people in front of the Canadian embassy in Buenos […]

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