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Stop the deportation of José Figueroa

“We’re asking for your solidarity with a Salvadorean brother, José Figueroa, who was associated with the FMLN in the 1980s and who (along with his wife) is under a deportation order given the conclusion by Canadian authorities that the FMLN has committed acts of terrorism. Perhaps you already know a bit about the case, given [...]

Broad protests against Canadian mining company in El Salvador

CISPES – the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador May 27, 2010 CANADIAN MINING COMPANY PACIFIC RIM COMES UNDER FIRE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS Simultaneous demonstrations held in advance of World Bank hearing; Lawsuit against El Salvador under U.S. trade agreement draws sharp criticism In advance of a hotly-contested case [...]

Photos from Toronto’s solidarity action with those murdered for Canadian mines

Around 25 people braved the bitter winds of the Toronto’s financial district on Friday in a vigil to protest the killings of three human rights advocates who were killed for speaking out against the unethical practices of Canadian mining companies in Latin America. Mariano Abarca Roberlo of Mexico, Adolfo Ich Xaman of Guatemala, and Marcelo [...]

Anti-Mining Activists Killed in El Salvador

For the second time in a week, a prominent anti-mining activist has been assassinated in El Salvador. On Saturday, thirty-two-year-old Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto was shot dead near her home. One of her children was also injured in the shooting. Sorto was an active member of the Cabañas Environment Committee, which has campaigned against the [...]

Real News: El Salvador gold fight goes international

After activists block their permit, Canadian company uses US trade agreement to sue Salvadoran gov’t

Another Anti-mining Activist Shot in Cabañas El Salvador, Hitman Tied to Pacific Rim is Detained

A leader in the movement opposed to re-opening the El Dorado gold mine in northeast El Salvador was in stable condition after being shot eight times in the back and legs. Doctors at San Salvador’s Rosales Hospital said it was “miraculous” that Ramiro Rivera survived the attack, which occurred in front of Rivera’s modest house. [...]

Gold, impunity, violence in El Salvador

Video from the Real News — A 37-year-old teacher, community center founder, and anti-mining activist is found tortured and assassinated in Northern El Salvador. Authorities, despite all evidence to the contrary, attribute the death to common gang violence. In the following weeks, other critics of mining are victims of death threats, attempted kidnappings and shootings. [...]

Video: El Salvador: The Mysterious Death of Marcelo Rivera

On June 18 Gustavo Marcelo Rivera, a community leader and anti-mining activist, whose most recent work targeted a controversial and widely unpopular gold mine project proposed by Canada’s Pacific Rim, was disappeared. Less than two weeks later his corpse was found at the bottom of a 60-foot-well, while an autopsy later revealed he was strangled [...]

Community leader critical of a Canadian mine murdered in El Salvador

Marcelo Rivera, a great community leader from San Isidro, in the northern department of Cabañas, El Salvador, was found murdered. He had disappeared on June 18. Marcelo is a leader in the social resistance movement against the Canadian mining corporation, Pacific Rim.

El Salvador: anti-mining organizer missing, foul play suspected

Social organizations in El Salvador have denounced the disappearance of Gustavo Marcelo Rivera, a well-known anti-mining leader from the town of San Isidro, Cabañas department. Rivera is a local leader of the FMLN, the director of the San Isidro Community Center, and the legal representative of Amigos de San Isidro Cabañas (ASIC). He is a [...]