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World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute (Inter Press Service)

By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Sep 16 2014 (IPS) – A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador. An Australian mining company, … Continue reading

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Protesters in D.C. ask for halt to gold mining in El Salvador, say it will endanger ecology (Washington Post)

By Pamela Constable Calling gold mining a scourge on the environment of El Salvador, a group of protesters rallied Monday outside the World Bank in the District, where a tribunal is discussing the case of a foreign company that seeks … Continue reading

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Gold: Why a mining company is suing El Salvador (CBC)

(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas) Click here to listen to CBC’s The Current on April 16 – the program examines Pacific Rim’s lawsuit against the country of El Salvador, which has denied the Canadian company permits to mine for gold in … Continue reading

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El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of ‘assault on democratic governance’ (The Guardian)

This article by Claire Provost examines efforts of Pacific Rim to sue El Salvador for refusing to let the company dig for gold in its northern province of Cabañas.  A multinational mining company has been accused of launching “a direct assault on … Continue reading

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Odious Investment [Canadian support for mining ] (Halifax Initiative)

Oct 31 ‘Issue Update’ on unaccountable foreign investment (including Canadian investment) in harmful extractive projects around the world; includes links to further resources. [From the text:] Issue Update – Oct 31, 2012 It is generally assumed that foreign direct investment in Southern … Continue reading

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