VIDEO: World Bank Protest, Pacific Rim v. El Salvador

On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.

Open Letter to World Bank Officials on Pacific Rim-El Salvador Case

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. Since Canada isn’t part of this agreement, Pacific Rim opened a subsidiary in Reno, Nevada.

The Modern Gold Rush

The Modern Gold Rush

Multinational mining interests are using trade and investment treaties to turn profits and undermine democracy.

The Undocumented Poet

The Undocumented Poet

A fellow UCLA DREAMer joins our special screening of Nostalgia for the Light this Thursday.

Like Water for Gold in El Salvador

The story of a community’s effort to ban gold mining in El Salvador involves environmental martyrs, powerful economic interests, and a DC-based tribunal that can trump democracy.

We Can Live Without Gold

We Can Live Without Gold

A Salvadoran community activist makes the case for prioritizing water over gold, as his ongoing struggle against the gold mining industry is rewarded.

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity

What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.