A delegation of activists from 12 different countries, including IPS Director John Cavanagh, on the fight to stop gold mining in Central America.
Come to an IPS co-sponsored report back by members of Transitional Advisory Group in Support of The Peace Process in El Salvador on their delegation July 20th – 27th; assessing best ways to support a truce process among gangs and transcend perceptions of lack of transparency among all parties involved.
A Canadian company called Pacific Rim is seeking to exploit gold reserves in El Salvador by opening a mine that could poison the water supply for more than half the nation’s population. Four Salvadoran anti-mining activists have been assassinated during the course of the struggle over these resources. Now, Pacific Rim is suing El Salvador for up to hundreds of millions of dollars under the U.S.-Central America “Free Trade” Agreement for not approving a mining license. Please encourage your friends to come to the demonstration at the World Bank on Thursday at noon.