El Salvador: Mining the Resistance

Authors

  • Gabriel Zucker

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-062-02-2010-06_4

Keywords:

Ecology

Abstract

"Ultimately," said Miguel Rivera, a soft-spoken man in his late twenties, "we are a family that has dedicated ourselves to helping the people with their needs and defending their rights. But in the process of denouncing the consequences of mining especially, I think there are people that will be your enemies."…The Canadian-owned Pacific Rim Mining Company has attempted to exploit a gold mine at El Dorado for the better part of a decade, and has been repeatedly thwarted in its efforts….Now, apparently, the company's local allies have taken a more violent approach to removing that opposition.

Published

2010-06-04

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Section

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