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July 27, 2012 Foreign Policy

Hemispheric Resistance to Canadian Mining

Day of Action organizers speak out about repression, connections, solidarity

February 18, 2011 International News

Into the Fire

Deportation ends Salvadoran family's long wait for asylum in Canada

June 8, 2010 Business

Goldcorp Drilled by Shareholders

Mining company challenged at AGM to respect host communities

El Salvador's gold fight goes international

Five representatives of five organizations in El Salvador that form part of the National Coalition Against Mining, known as La Mesa, were in Washington, DC last month to accept the Letelier-Moffitt International Human Rights Award. The recognition comes at an interesting time as the group's successes in blocking mining exploitation in their small country, have brought about a unique legal situation. Namely, a Canadian mining company is suing the government of El Salvador for $100 million, through a US subsidiary under the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). The Real News followed the group of activists around Washington, DC, and interviewed the CEO and president of the company behind the suit, Pacific Rim. Produced by Jesse Freeston.

March 17, 2010 Mar 17 by Jesse Freeston, RNN
February 19, 2010 Foreign Policy

Murders in Mining Country

Canadian mining companies at the scene of the crimes

October 16, 2009 Features

Who Killed Marcelo Rivera?

Prominent anti-mining activist murdered in El Salvador

January 27, 2009 Weblog:

In El Salvador, Kent visits TSE before FMLN victory

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Finishing off his first overseas trip as a Canadian official, Peter Kent visited El Salvador, Central America's most densely populated country, and home to the delectable pupusa.

There, he fulfilled a foreign policy agenda that seeks to ensure stability for Canadian investors in El Salvador, while guaranteeing a consistent stream of temporary migrant workers from El Salvador to Canada.

Kent met with representatives from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the body which oversees elections, and underlined the importance of transparent and free elections.

Days after his visit, Salvadorans voted in legislative and municipal elections, with the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) taking the majority of legislative seats in what experts consider "an auspicious prelude to the presidential vote," which is to take place in March.

There is little doubt that the rise of the FMLN in some way mirrors that of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, who now govern Nicaragua.

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La mineria nos deja sin agua!

SHARE project documents the story of the people of Cabañas province who are losing their well water due to mining exploration by Vancouver-based Pacific Rim. (Spanish)

November 11, 2008 Nov 11 by Comite Ambiental Cabañas 1 comment
November 11, 2008 Business

Shredding Social Fabric

Company promoters "contaminate" communities in El Salvador

October 23, 2006 Foreign Policy

Canada's Quiet Free Trade Agreement

Guatemala-Grafitti_fp.jpgCyril Mychalejko investigates the CA4TA, a free trade agreement few Canadians have heard of.

Few people have heard of CA4TA

August 25, 2004 Accounts

El Salvadorans Ask: do we CAFTA?

cafta_fp.jpg "Best hope for success" or imperial power grab? Jen Peirce reports on the Central American Free Trade Agreement from El Salvador.

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