Discrimination against Xinka puts consultation on Escobal mine at risk

September 12, 2019 • Ellen Moore
A year in, the consultation process with indigenous Xinka people over Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine is at risk after the Guatemalan government excludes Xinka from the process. Last week, Guatemalan communities celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Constitutional Court… More »
Máxima's land in Peru. Photo: Goldman Prize

Groundhog Day at the Newmont Shareholder Meeting

June 4, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Last year, Earthworks attended Newmont’s annual shareholder meeting in Denver, and asked CEO Gary Goldberg to end the company’s harassment of subsistence farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family. We demanded that he follow through on his commitment not… More »

Organizations denounce death threats against lawyer representing Xinka Parliament in consultation over Escobal mine

March 28, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On March 15, the Xinka Parliament denounced ongoing non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order on consultation, as well as threats and intimidations against Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, lawyer for the Xinka Parliament. The Xinka Parliament was accompanied by representatives of… More »

Activists Bombard Norwegian Embassies to Protest Mine Approval

March 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
This month, signatories to the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign declaration called out the Norwegian government’s decision to permit a toxic-waste-dumping mine in Sámi Indigenous territory. More than a dozen organizations from nine countries sent letters to Norwegian Embassies in the… More »

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Xinka Communities Mobilize to Denounce Non-Compliance with Court-Ordered Consultation over Escobal Mine

February 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, more than 500 Xinka Indigenous People and communities in resistance from Jutiapa, Jalapa and Santa Rosa marched through Guatemala City to protest delays and non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order to consult with the Xinka Indigenous people over… More »

Norway approves mine project that will destroy fjord and Indigenous Sámi livelihoods

February 14, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Government approves mine that will dump toxic mine waste directly into National Salmon fjord The Norwegian government gave the final permit to Nussir ASA to begin mining operations that would dump 30 million tonnes of highly toxic mine waste into… More »

International organizations speak out on multimillion-dollar claim against Guatemala over failed mine at La Puya

January 31, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Earthworks and international allies spoke out today in support of communities under threat from a $300 million dollar claim filed by US mining company, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) in December 2018 against the State of Guatemala. For more than… More »

The latest mining waste dam failure

January 25, 2019 • Ellen Moore
First responders are reporting ‘various deaths’ and at least 200 missing from a tailings dam break at Vale SA’s Feijão Mine in Brumadinho, located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In addition to consuming the Vale’s entire property, the… More »