RANCHO GRANDE, Matagalpa - The grassroots pushback against open-pit gold mining in Nicaragua has spread to the community of Rancho Grande, where hundreds of local campesino residents last Thursday flooded the streets in a dust-cloud protest march against Canadian mining company B2Gold.
Jan 01, 2014 Id. see also Costa Ricans Protest Open Pit Gold Mining, 2010, supra note 79 detailing 2010 Costa Rican open pit mining ban. Costa Rica, for example, exempted pre-existing mining sites from its 2010 ban. Id. 130.
On 29 April 2010, the then President of Costa Rica issued a decree declaring a moratorium on open-pit mining. On 8 May 2010a , subsequent President issued a new decree that expanded the prior moratorium to prohibiting all mining activities using cyanide and mercury in the processing of ore . 2010 Executive Moratorium 103.
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Ascot Mining is developing gold operations within the well defined Costa Rica Gold Belt. The Companys Chassoul Mine and Mill project has commenced . ... well as a ban on open pit mining in Costa Rica and a ban on mining in glacier . Panamanians protest Canadian mining operations in rainforest . Oct 24, 2006, On October 11, 2006, at 830 in the ...
Costa Ricans protest murder of women. By the A.M. Costa Rica staff. Some 20 Costa Rican national deputies from several political parties have sent a letter to Mexican President Vincente Fox expressing their deep concern for the murders of at least 300 Mexican women near Ciudad Ju rez.
Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans demand halt to mine project backed by Nobel prize winner Published by MAC on 2008-10-21 . Despite much civil resistance, Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, has declared the Crucitas gold project to be of national interest , through a presidential decree dated October 13, 2008.
Apr 11, 2013 Calgary-based Infinito Gold Ltd. TSX.V IG threatened the Costa Rican government with a 1 billion dollar lawsuit over its Las Crucitas gold mine concession last week, reports the Tico Times.
Open-pit gold mining in Costa Rica would destroy 190 hectares of pristine forest. The rainforest houses 5 of the worlds species and has seen tremendous growth in the ecotourism industry. Over 75 of Costa Ricans oppose mining and have decided that they cannot take the risk to move forward with gold-mining in the country.
Aug 01, 2015 Congress passed its ban on new open-pit mining in early November 2010, which the Supreme Court upheld in 2013. There has been no new open-pit mining in Costa Rica since. As in the Salvadoran mining cases, both the Mirimar and Crucitas cases started with individuals and citizen groups in the affected areas.
operating more than 12 gold mines in the Arenal area. Costa Ricas Gold Belt Open-pit mining in Costa Rica now uses the extremely toxic cyanide lixiviation technique, which has led to severe pollution and consequently to organized resistance among local communities. Women and men are concerned that an increase in strip
Costa Rican Supreme Court Sala IV ruled last April see, Crucitis Mine Protest Infinito can proceed with its open-pit gold mine, striking down complaints from environmental groups that the project was destroying virgin forest. But this week the Tribunal de Apelaciones Del Contencioso Administrativo del Segundo Circuito Judicial ruled in ...
May 24, 2017 Cutris is home to an open-pit mine known as Las Crucitas, which was operated by a Canadian firm from 2006 until the concession was revoked in 2011 following changes in Costa Ricas mining regulations. Now, La Naci n reports, illegal miners have moved in to try to exploit the remaining gold
The Tico Times reports, Canadian mining company Infinito Gold on June 20 threatened Costa Rica with a billion-dollar lawsuit after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, rejected a company appeal to strike down an earlier courts annulment of a mining concession for Las Crucitas, a planned open-pit gold mine in the northern region near the border with Nicaragua.
Theres lots of gold in San Carlos, Costa Rica and Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold wants to get their hands on it. After the Costa Rican government gridlocked the companys plan to operate an open-pit gold mine in the area in 2010, the Calgary-based company fought back and has filed a 1 billion lawsuit against the nation.
Hundreds of taxi drivers jammed streets in Costa Ricas capital San Jose on Monday demanding the government block the mobile app for Uber, saying the US-based ride-share company threatens their livelihood. The peak-hour protest echoed anti-Uber actions by taxi drivers in many other countries around the world. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis has called Ubers operations illegal, a ...
Costa Rica is a candidate to eliminate malaria by 2020. The remaining malaria transmission hotspots are located within the Hu tar Norte Region HNR, where 90 of the countrys 147 malaria cases have occurred since 2016, following a 33-month period without transmission. Here, we examine changes in transmission with the implementation of a supervised seven-day chloroquine and primaquine ...
Costa Rican President Abel Pachecos decree banning open-pit gold mining in the Central American republic continues to provoke controversy. According to the countrys mining chamber, the problem is that the decree prohibits gold exploration and open-pit mining specifically, but not that of other minerals.
Costa Rican Confederation of Democratic Workers or CCTD Liberation Party affiliate ... gold mining pressure groups hunting pressure groups Guadeloupe Christian Movement for the Liberation of Guadeloupe or KLPG ... PITCNT powerful federation of Uruguayan Unions -
Costa Rica Activists Fast to Protest Gold Mine On Oct. 22 three Costa Rican environmental activists marked two weeks on hunger strike against the projected Las Crucitas open-pit gold mine in San Carlos in the north of the country. Some 14 activists from two organizations, the North Front Against Mining and the Not One Mine Coordinating ...