El Salvador

A sign with a skull and mining tools for the crossbones reads Mining Pollutes and Mining Kills
Mining pollutes and mining kills. Photo: Genia Yatzenko

▷ Three municipalities in Chalatenango have held local plebiscites, declaring their territories free of mining.


▷ Since 2008, successive Presidents have committed to a moratorium on mining.


▷ Since 2004, OceanaGold (formerly Pacific Rim Mining) has been unable to advnace its El Dorado project in the department of Cabañas given local and now nationwide opposition.