Disasters

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  • Mexican state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) still has not been penalized for an oil spill in the Coatzacoalcos River that occurred more than a year ago, according to environmental NGO Greenpeace.
  • 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 Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to pressure Guatemala to halt Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco mine.