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Calgary-based mining company suing Costa Rica for more ...

2013-10-4 · Video: Calgary-based mining company suing Costa Rica over plans to build an open-pit gold mine. Jeremy Hunka reports . LA TIGRA, Costa Rica – A billion-dollar showdown is looming in Central ...

Philippine court upholds open-pit mining ban in Mindanao

2020-10-19 · In Central America, Costa Rica and El Salvador have imposed restrictions on future mining in their territories, with the former imposing a nationwide ban on …

Gold Fever in Crucitas: A Mining Project Versus The Environm…

2010-4-20 · Costa Ricans protest open pit gold mining, 2010. ... President Chinchilla entered office and on the same day she signed a decree banning open-pit mining in Costa Rica. The decree suspended "the exploration, extraction and processing of materials extracted through the use of cyanide and mercury."

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2010-11-16 Costa Rica lawmakers vote to ban open-pit mining 2010-11-08 Hunger Strikers Get Non-Committal Response on Mine, Costa Rica 2010-09-14 Ethical Tribunal on Transborder Mining in Latin America 2010-06-26 Costa Rica reaffirms opposition to open-pit gold mining 2010-05-20 Costa Rica''s elected president bans new gold mines

Canadian gold mine plan stirs anger in Central America ...

2010-8-18 · Canadian gold mining explorations in Central America might be close to expanding with a new project potentially going ahead in Costa Rica. Industrias Infinito S.A., owned by the Calgary-based Infinito Gold Ltd., is a mine company that is trying to win a legal battle with the new Costa Rican government to push for the Crucitas project in the small community of Las …

Protesters Begin Hunger Strike to Stop Crucitas Gold Mine

2010-10-11 · Activists protested open pit mining in Costa Rica Saturday in front of Casa Presidencial. The protest against the Crucitas open-pit gold mine, a project that is on hold near the northern border with Nicaragua, will involve a hunger strike by activists, including Costa Rican actress Rocío Carranza.

Costa Rica newspaper: A.M. Costa Rica: Your English ...

2010-7-15 · Opponents of the open pit gold mining project in Cutris de San Carlos say they think that the Presidencia is moving to their point of view. Luis Diego Marín Schumacher of Preserve the Planet said in a release Tuesday night that an aide to President Laura Chinchilla said she is ready to review a controversial decree.

Sala I annuls Crucitas mining concession, dismisses appeals

2011-11-29 · The court''s ruling is the latest in a long-running battle between opponents of the mine and Industrias Infinto, which is a subsidiary of the Canadian company Infinito Gold. The company was awarded a mining concession by then-president Óscar Arias in 2006, but lawsuits by environmental groups kept the project hobbled through November of 2010 ...

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Policing Economic Growth: Mining, Protest, and State ...

2017-7-19 · For example, seven of Argentina''s twenty-three provinces have passed bans on open-pit gold mining (see Walter and Alier 2010). Thus resource extraction remains a contentious issue in Argentina, but until recently, disagreement has not resulted in the level of violence that occurred in 2012 in Catamarca when police attempted to remove a road ...

Protest Against Canadian Mine in Mexico

2010-7-27 · Simultaneously, demonstrators also rallied in front of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City. The action coincided with the Global Day of Action Against Open Pit Mining. The New Gold mine was previously ordered to shut down by Mexico''s Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA) in November 2009, but on March 20, 2010, it began operations again.

Why Nicaragua and Costa Rica are in a tense standoff over ...

2010-11-30 · November 30, 2010. A simmering border dispute over a remote swamp island is threatening bilateral ties between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and putting regional stability at risk. The conflict erupted ...

Poorer Countries and the Environment: Friends or Foes ...

2015-8-1 · In 2010, the legislature instituted a similar ban on open pit mining and, more broadly, mining that used cyanide. 38 And the Supreme Court has upheld the ban, despite challenges. What Pacheco started in 2002 was a change from Costa Rica''s past.

Canadian Mining Company Infinito Gold Seeks to Extort $1 ...

Polls have shown that more than 75 percent of the Costa Rican population rejects the proposed Crucitas mine. Some of the largest protest marches in Costa Rica''s history have demanded the full enforcement of a countrywide prohibition on open-pit mining, as well as reparations from Infinito for unlawful environmental damage and the Canadian ...

Gold Fever in Crucitas: A Mining ...

2010-5-10 · Chinchilla''s open-pit mining ban, however, overturns an Arias decision, notes Inside Costa Rica.-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City. Photo: Inauguration Day for Laura Chinchilla, first president of Costa Rica. Credit: Associated Press / via BBC News

Costa Rica Bans Open-Pit Metal Mining | Earthjustice

2010-11-23 · Costa Rica Bans Open-Pit Metal Mining. Ban is a result of work by Earthjustice, AIDA and allies. By Anna Cederstav | November 23, 2010. In a bold and precedent-setting move, Costa Rica has prohibited all future open-pit metal mining! Environmentalists are celebrating the passage of the new law, which—approved unanimously by the Costa Rican ...

True gold of our future | New Internationalist

2003-10-1 · True gold of our future. 1 October 2003. Costa Ricans are saying ''No!'' to oil exploration companies. Mark Engler and Nadia Martinez join the growing queue in Latin America to see how it is done. For activists engaged in seemingly impossible struggles with transnational oil interests, the scene might seem surreal.

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2010-4-20 · Costa Ricans protest open pit gold mining, 2010. Country Costa Rica. Time period April 20, 2010 to November, 2010. Classification Defense. Cluster Environment. Total points 10 out of 10 points. Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy Kylin Navarro, 01/12/2010. In 2008, former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias authorized the removal of over ...

Ecuador Has Big Plans for Its Mining Industry. But at What ...

2019-8-12 · An open-pit copper, gold and silver mine in the Zamora-Chinchipe province near the Peruvian border, Mirador''s reserves reportedly include 3.2 million tons of copper, 3.4 million ounces of gold ...

Success: ban mining with cyanide in Costa Rica

2011-3-11 · Success: ban mining with cyanide in Costa Rica. 11 March, 2011. Thanks to the work of campaigners in Costa Rica and around the world a court has ordered the Crucitas gold mine in Costa Rica to close. Friends of the Earth Costa Rica is celebrating a recent high court ruling that has declared the licence for an open-pit gold mine in the town of ...

Gold Fever in Crucitas: A Mining ...

2019-11-23 · What happened in 2010? On November 25, 2010, it was learned that the Costa Rican Supreme Court of Justice ordered the cancellation of the Las Crucitas project mining concession. At that time, a controversy was generated …

The Open Pit and the Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica – …

2015-8-3 · The Open Pit and the Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica. August 3, 2015May 15, 2017 COHA Costa Rica, Environmental Movement, Lynn Holland, Mining Restrictions. By: Lynn Holland, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. This is Part I of a three-part series on the enactment of mining restrictions in Central America.

Costa Rica: Country Profile | New Internationalist

2018-7-4 · The open-pit mining project Crucitas, for example, was stopped by legal challenges and popular mobilization, while Costa Ricans have in the past organized to stop bauxite mining and oil exploration. Perhaps the largest social …

In mining-affected communities, water is becoming more ...

2017-4-24 · Costa Rica banned all open-pit mining in 2010. Mining is also outlawed in high-altitude wetlands vitally important to water supplies in …

"Yes to Peace"? Environmental peacemaking and ...

2015-7-1 · The strategy was apparently successful. For example, in the open-pit gold mining project known as Crucitas, in the northern borderland of Costa Rica, environmental organizations played a key role in a high court ruling against former President Arias'' permit to use cyanide in an area considered biologically rich.

Costa Rica: Court annuls Crucitas mining concession ...

Sala I annuls Crucitas mining concession, dismisses appeals. By Clayton R. Norman. Tico Times. 30 November 2011. The Supreme Court''s Civil and Administrative Law Branch (Sala I) annulled Wednesday the mining concession issued to Industrias Infinito to operate an open-pit gold mine at Las Crucitas near the Nicaraguan border.

Transnational Governance for Mining and the Mineral ...

2020-7-30 · The scale of mining, globally, continues to grow. Open pit mines, the dominant form of mining worldwide, can be miles wide, with tailings and disposal footprints expanding even further . Whole mountains are taken down and valleys are filled, which substantially alter local communities and environments.

Romania Backtracks on Bid to Protect Roman Gold Mine in ...

2018-7-12 · The plan for the open-pit mine proposes using tens of thousands of tons of cyanide to separate gold from crushed rock, creating a large reservoir full of cyanide-laced water.

Sustainable Development in Costa Rica: A Geographic …

In fact, although Costa Rica is praised and advertised around the world as a natural paradise (Kristof 2010; Marshall 2008; Painter 2010; Todras Whitehill 2009) government officials continue to support highly controversial extractive practices like open-pit gold mining, the expansion of …