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Activist Marco Arana Violently Arrested in Cajamarca, Peru

Marco Arana, a well known environmental and human rights activist, a former priest and leader of the Tierra and Libertad movement in Peru, has been violently arrested today July 4,  …

The Kayelekera uranium mine: yet another example of the resource curse?

J.G. reports from Malawi. Essay written for the CEECEC course. Kayelekera is an area in the northern part of Malawi in a district called Karonga. Upon the discovery of uranium in …

Ecuador: The long march for environmental justice

Today, a long march for environmental justice is coming to an end. On March 8, hundreds of people started walking towards the Ecuadorian capital Quito and by the time they …

Canada paying Latin press to hide the reality of mining in Latin America

By Miningwatch, Canada. In March 2012, Canadian taxpayers will pay eleven journalists from eight Latin American countries to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2012 conference (PDAC), including …

China’s Ecuador Embassy occupied in opposition to mining contract

In the morning of March 5th 2012, a group of women from various Ecuadorean organizations and social groups occupied for a few hours the Chinese Embassy in Quito, to reject …

Indigenous environmentalism in Panama: Copper mining and hydroelectricity conflicts

(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriquí province, Panamá. A decapitated body is found in a trench bordering with Costa Rica. The remains belong to Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader. Noriega, …

Shale gas fracking in Bulgaria freezes under public pressure

(By Konstantin Dichev and Dragomira Raeva) Bulgarian people want clean water and a healthy future for their children, instead of false promises for cheap shale gas. EJOLT partner Za Zemiata on …

EJOLT partner OCMAL: cancel Conga mine project in Peru

EJOLT partner OCMAL (Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América Latina) asks for definitive suspension of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru. OCMAL is a regional center with a history …

On a nuclear mission in Namibia

Radiation monitoring experts from France went on a mission to Namibia to work with activists and communities on uranium mining in their area. The objective was to increase the awareness …

Gold-mining conflict in Bulgaria under international scrunity

Read here how EJOLT brought a well-known international expert in the field of gold-mining to shed his light on a local environmental conflict in Bulgaria. The small Bulgarian town of Krumovgrad situated …

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