Rinehart vs Chilean Govt over spoils for copper mine

Rinehart vs Chilean Govt over spoils for copper mine

Ecuadorian investigation shows a conflict between Codelco and a subsidiary of Australia’s Hancock Prospecting, Hanrine, over control of the Llurimagua copper mine. Information revealed on August 3, ...
Constitutional Court could save Australian-Government-funded Reserve in Ecuador from mining

Constitutional Court could save Australian-Government-funded Reserve in Ecuador from mining

A forest reserve in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, originally set up with Australian Government support and home to over 200 species at risk of extinction, has been scheduled for a ...
Elected local officials threatened with jail for opposing mining

Elected local officials threatened with jail for opposing mining

(MiningWatchCanada, Ottawa) The elected President and Vice President of a rural municipality in northwestern Ecuador have been threatened with criminal, administrative, and constitutional charges if ...
A new global analysis of the mining industry’s pandemic profiteering

A new global analysis of the mining industry’s pandemic profiteering

Over 300 organizations express solidarity with communities and workers affected by reckless mining industry profiteering during the COVID-19 pandemic Over 300 organizations from around the world ...
Mining operations at risk as thousands protest austerity measures

Mining operations at risk as thousands protest austerity measures

People in Ecuador have taken to the streets again this week despite heightened risks of coronavirus over wildly unpopular economic reforms were reintroduced on May 19. Moreno backed down on the ...
Australian company offer for controversial Llurimagua project

Australian company offer for controversial Llurimagua project

A major Australian company has reportedly put in a US$420 million offer for the controversial Codelco-ENAMI Llurimagua project in the Intag region of Ecuador according to mineral expert lawyer. ...
Mining camps in Ecuador potential breeding ground for coronavirus

Mining camps in Ecuador potential breeding ground for coronavirus

Despite mining companies saying they are suspending operations in Ecuador due to Covid-19, on the ground work continues to take place, angering at-risk local communities and indigenous groups. “The ...
SolGold pushes ahead in Awá territory despite opposition

SolGold pushes ahead in Awá territory despite opposition

Communities barricaded a bridge in Chical, close to the Colombian border, on January 17 to express their frustration with mining companies continuing to explore despite community opposition. The ...
Police and BHP use aggressive tactics against community in Cazarpamba

Police and BHP use aggressive tactics against community in Cazarpamba

Ongoing resistance to BHP’s attempts to explore for copper and gold in its Santa Teresa 2 concession came to a head on Tuesday 14th January when police attempted to dismantle a community blockade so ...
BHP reps flee after community members oppose closed-door meeting

BHP reps flee after community members oppose closed-door meeting

A closed-door meeting held to recruit employees from the Cazarpamba community in Imbabura ended unexpectedly for BHP representatives who fled in embarrassment after community members decried the ...
BHP’s hopes for copper blighted by community resistance

BHP’s hopes for copper blighted by community resistance

A community assembly in Intag on the 23rd November – an area BHP touts as being its Ecuador stronghold – ended with the almost unanimous rejection of mining in the area. The meeting was held only ...
Protestors acting as human smoke alarms

Protestors acting as human smoke alarms

Protesters at international mining conference acting as human smoke alarms 6 November 2019 The aftermath of a week of blockades against the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) ...
Protesters at International Mining Conference

Protesters at International Mining Conference

A week of blockades against the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) continued yesterday (Tuesday) at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, where more than 500 anti-mining ...
Australian solidarity blockade at BHP

Australian solidarity blockade at BHP

200 protestors at the head office at BHP today blocked entries to doors this morning amid demands for BHP to take greater accountability of its mining operations globally. The protest comes as ...
Australian mining companies complicit in unrest

Australian mining companies complicit in unrest

The Rainforest Action Group is deeply concerned about the implications of the State of Emergency declared by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno on October 3rd. The action gives police and military ...
Latin American Church takes a Stand

Latin American Church takes a Stand

‘Our Mother Earth is Dying’: Latin American Church takes a Stand for the Amazon September 20, 2019 On Sept 14th this year, as the disastrous fires in the Amazon Rainforest continued to hit ...
SolGold joins Rinehart with trouble in Ecuador

SolGold joins Rinehart with trouble in Ecuador

SolGold joins Rinehart with trouble in Ecuador August 6, 2019 SolGold joins Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting as the latest Aussie company to face challenges on their Ecuadorian mining. ...
Legal problems cast doubt on BHP’s future in Ecuador

Legal problems cast doubt on BHP’s future in Ecuador

A series of legal cases based on constitutional law have created doubts over BHP\'s operations in Ecuador. These court cases highlight the risks for international mining companies who fail to ...
Amazon community denied protection against Chinese Copper mine

Amazon community denied protection against Chinese Copper mine

Latest court ruling casts renewed doubts on Ecuador’s upholding of its constitutional process amid fresh protests of human rights violations at the country’s largest open-pit copper mine, Mirador. ...
Gina Rinehart’s Mining Concession Problems in Ecuador

Gina Rinehart’s Mining Concession Problems in Ecuador

Hanrine Ecuadorian Exploration and Mining (HEEM), a subsidiary of Gina Rinehart\'s Hancock Prospecting has been involved in a political minefield in Ecuador for the past year. In mid December 2018, ...
BHP Electric Car Greenwash

BHP Electric Car Greenwash

December 17, 2018 Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) today released a report detailing the activities of BHP Billiton in South America. The report highlights the company’s poor environmental ...
Mining disaster possible in Ecuador?

Mining disaster possible in Ecuador?

News reports on the 5th of September that mining company BHP has purchased a 6.1% stake in exploration company Solgold for $35m have raised concerns that another mining disaster in northern Ecuador ...
Lee Rhiannon questions AUSTRADE on mining in Ecuador

Lee Rhiannon questions AUSTRADE on mining in Ecuador

The destructive push into Ecuador\'s rainforests and indigenous communities by several Australian mining giants, with the full support of Austrade, was questioned in the Senate Estimates Committee ...