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Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador: Mining Controversies

Categories: Latin America, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Labor

Gold prices are quickly approaching an all-time high which has inspired a new boom in prospecting around Central and South America. The Honduras News Blog asks [1] if gold mines are good or bad for Honduras, while the Guatemala Solidarity Network continues coverage on the Marlin mine in San Marcos, Guatemala [2], encouraging readers to sign a petition against it. Cyril Mychalejko writes from Junin, Ecuado [3]r where a movement has formed to protest a proposed copper mine. And finally, Tim Muth, offers his views on gold mining in El Salvador [4], arguing that “environmental costs must be accounted for and mitigated.”