Disasters

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  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 16 Apr 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR Humanosphere A dispute in El Salvador between a multinational mining company, OceanaGold (aka Pacific Rim) and the government’s desire to ban mining due to documented risks of water contamination in this poor, water-stressed country has led to
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, part of the World Bank Group, began final hearings this week on a conflict between Australian mining company OceanaGold and the government of El Salvador. The
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report GENEVA Oxfam America Victims of mining-related human rights violations in El Salvador presented the case of Pacific Rim/Oceana Gold to a special tribunal in Geneva recently. The transnational mining company is suing the Salvadoran government for $301 million
  • 17 Jun 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources last week unveiled a new drought monitoring system aimed at providing timely climate information to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and to the
  • 11 Apr 2014- 09:22 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR The Guardian A multinational mining company has been accused of launching "a direct assault on democratic governance" by suing El Salvador for more than US$300m (£179m) in compensation, after the tiny Central American country refused
  • 20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land and water. The meeting included Nahua and
  • 9 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The eruption of the Chaparrastique de San Miguel volcano in El Salvador on December 29 has not contaminated water in the area, El Salvador's Ministry of Environment announced late last week after preliminary water quality
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central American Integration System (SICA). "The
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Oxfam International International aid and relief organization Oxfam America praised the ten members of Congress who urged the National Assembly of El Salvador to take immediate action to protect the environment and local communities from large
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week condemning the attempted assassination of
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Mexican government has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Hidalgo state in the wake of flooding from hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel last month. Seventy-seven cases have been registered, and one person has died from the disease as of
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvador Menéndez, the mayor of San Luis Talpa municipality, near El Salvador's capital of San Salvador, last week called on the country's attorney general to investigate whether abandoned chemicals are damaging the
  • 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 metal mining. The mine site is located in
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Board Against Metal Mining, an umbrella group for Salvadoran NGOs, is demanding that the country's Legislative Assembly discuss and approve a law presented in 2006 against mining in the country. The demand was

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