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  1. Water Crisis in Atacama Region Cost Chile $25 Billion

    4 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPIAPÓ, Chile The water crisis affecting Chile’s Atacama region is costing the country $25 billion USD in paralyzed projects, participants heard at seminar on "Challenges in Face of Water Crisis and Clima ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/04/2014 - 20:07

  2. Chile’s Supreme Court Halts Mining Project Due to Indigenous Group’s Opposition

    9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Third Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court this week order a halt to the development of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp’s $3.9 billion El Morro open pit gold and copper mine, due to concerns from ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/09/2014 - 10:23

  3. Indigenous Rapporteur Find High Degree of Conflict Over Megaprojects in Guatemala

    5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/05/2013 - 10:02

  4. Goldcorp Suspends Operations at Guatemalan Mine

    8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in met ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 12:50

  5. Salvadoran Catholic Church, Human Rights Group Call for End to Goldcorp Mine Project in Guatemala

    13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Catholic Church of El Salvador last week called on the international community to press for a ban on Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine in neighboring Guatemala, citing t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/13/2013 - 10:24

  6. Olopa Residents Protest Alleged Clandestine Mining in Guatemala

    3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OLOPA, Guatemala Some 400 residents of Olopa municipality in Guatemala’s Chiquimula department protested outside the municipal offices last week, accusing authorities of lying about works supposedly done to imp ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2013 - 10:06

  7. $43 Billion Worth of Mining Projects in Chile Delayed Due to Water, Power Issues

    A total of $43 billion USD in planned mining projects in Chile have been delayed, and increased water and energy costs are a major factor, according to Alberto Salas, president of the National Mining Society of Chile (SONAMI). ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2013 - 09:59

  8. Peruvians End Protest Against Barrick Gold’s Mine

    Local Peruvians have ended a nearly week-long protest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Lagunas Norte Mine, the Canadian mining giant announced on February 27. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/01/2013 - 10:08

  9. Barrick Gold Faces Fines in Chile, Protests in Dominican Republic

    The Environmental Evaluation Commission in Chile’s Atacama region last week imposed a fine of some $250,000 on Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project over sanitation issues and violations of the company’s glacier monitoring plan. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/25/2013 - 10:04

  10. Catholic Church of El Salvador Urges Guatemala to Shut Down Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine Due to “Toxic Pollution”

    The Catholic Church of El Salvador this week asked the Guatemalan government to halt the Cerro Blanco mining project due to pollution concerns. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/21/2013 - 10:22

  11. El Salvador Claims Guatemalan Mine Threatens Its Water

    El Salvador has claimed a gold and silver mine in Guatemala would pollute the water quality of its essential Lempa River, which provides 37 percent of the country’s drinking water. The government of El Salvador is now calling on the Inter-American Commiss ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  12. Chile’s Mining Sector Seeks Solutions to Water, Energy Problems in 2013

    Water and energy shortages “paralyzed” Chile’s mining industry in the second half of 2012, but mining companies expect solutions to these issues to take shape in the new year. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  13. Environmental Groups Oppose New Mining Law in Honduras

    As Honduras prepares to pass a new mining law this year, environmental organizations are highlighting the consequences of mining pollution on water quality and human health in the country. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/13/2012 - 09:20

  14. Mexicans Protest Open Pit Mining

    If present rates of exploitation continue, the mining sector will destroy 30 percent of Mexico’s national territory in the next 10 years, civil organizations warned during events to mark World Day Against Open Pit Mining last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/21/2013 - 21:52

  15. Barrick Gold Denies Cyanide Risk From $3 Billion USD Dominican Republic Mine

    Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation has denied reports that its $3 billion USD Pueblo Viejo mining project in the Dominican Republic would use cyanide or other contaminants that could potentially pollute water sources in the region. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/10/2012 - 09:44