Cyanide lakes just 800 meters from the town
Promotores looking at the open pit
Promotores at work
A dangerous sulfite block have emerged from the open pit of El Filo mine, in Carrizalillo, Guerrero
The village of Carrizalillo is only 600 meters from the mine
The team direct to a sampling point
Lunch time!
El Filo mine, Carrizalillo, Guerreo
Pueblo Viejo gold mining project
Pueblo Viejo gold mining project

The local population, environmentalists, and progressive groups strongly oppose it due

Looking east from the Cerro del Chivo peak
Looking east from the Cerro del Chivo peak

Carbon in Leach (CIL) Tanks where the gold particles are recovered

the risk of the El Llagal dam collapsing
The risk of the dam collapsing

Dozens of families of surrounding communities and thousandsof workers had to

explosions, excavations and non-stop machinery nearby La Cerca
Residents of La Cerca refuse to sell their lands

Despite constant explosions, excavations and non-stop machinery at work nearby, residents

Large cracks in numerous structures of Pueblo Viejo
Large cracks are beginning to appear in numerous structures

As it tends to occur in communities adjacent to industrial mining

The headquarters of the Cacao Producers Association cracks
The headquarters of the Cacao Producers Association

The headquarters for the Cotuí Chapter of the Cacao Producers Association

A fisher “man” come back home with empty fishing nets
A fisher “man” come back home with empty fishing nets

Only in the last year and a half nine oil spills

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The fields of Nuevo Sucre

The fields of the community of Nuevo Sucre sunken by waste

Indigenous leader Juan Teco Nunta
Indigenous leader Juan Teco Nunta

Shows the quantity of crude oil in the water well

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Back from hunting

Animals are every day more difficult to hunt since oilfield are

Oilfield
Oilfield

Just 10 minutes walking from the village.

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The community discuss their contamination problems

The community discuss their contamination problems

The open pit mine of Cerro de Pasco
Cerro de Pasco from the sky

Cerro de Pasco, in the Peruvian Andes, located at 4330 meters

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Houses close to the pit

Houses close to the pit are destroyed by explosions that occurs

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Mining discard

In modern mining activity less than 1% of the extracted rock

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The Hospital of Cerro de Pasco

Neither the hospital is safe from extracted rocks. Those rocks produced

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“Neutral mining water”

The Volcan Mine discharge its water directly in the San Juan

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Among mining waste

Waste rocks are also stored over the spring of Tingo river

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Fresh water try to dilute pollution

Fresh water try to dilute the metal concentration in the Tingo

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Playing football in the mining city

Playing football in Cerro de Pasco. The incidence of cancer in

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La Oroya

Metals extracted from Cerro de Pasco are processed in the close

Mining in San Rafael Las Flores
Silver mine

Primarily a silver mine, Escobal’s majority shares are owned by Tahoe

The possible contamination of the Ayarza Lagoon
The possible contamination of the Ayarza Lagoon

One of the principal worries in the region, reaching far beyond

Clodomiro Rodriguez resident of San Rafael Las Flores refuses to sell his land
400 community members blocked the entrance to the mining project

This past January, over 400 community members blocked the entrance to

San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley
An environmental disaster in Palo Ralo and Pedernal

Hundreds have reported health issues involving intestinal and/or renal cancer, nervous

Goldcorp's San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley
Goldcorp’s San Martin Gold Mine

Goldcorp's San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley, Honduras.

Nuevo Palo Ralo community
Severe health issues

Residents of Nuevo Palo Ralo have suffered severe health issues due

Gold Mine uses liters of water per hour
200,000 liters of water

Goldcorp's San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley, Honduras, uses

one of hundreds of residents with endemic skin disorders in Siria valley
Maura Arteaga Ramos

Maura Arteaga Ramos from El Pedernal, in Honduras' Siria Valley, is

Sprinklers irrigate San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley
Sprinklers irrigate Gold Mine

Sprinklers irrigate Goldcorp's San Martin Gold Mine in the Siria Valley,

State security forces carried out the forced eviction of indigenous communities
Forced eviction

Forced eviction of five Q'eqchi' Mayan communities

Armed police officers approach the community of La Union
Armed police officers

Armed police officers approach the community of La Union.

Jesusa Ixtecoc Juarez pleads for her home
Jesusa Ixtecoc Juarez

Jesusa Ixtecoc Juarez pleads for her home as it is taken

Homes in the community of Barrio La Revolucion are burned
Homes of Barrio La Revolucion

Homes in the community of Barrio La Revolucion are burned and

Francisco Tiul Tut mourns the burning of his home in Barrio La Revolucion.
Francisco Tiul Tut

Francisco Tiul Tut mourns the burning and destruction of his home

Armed police officers approach the community of La Revolucion.
The community of La Revolucion

Armed police officers approach the community of La Revolucion.

Homes in Barrio La Revolucion are burned and destroyed
Homes are burned and destroyed

Homes in the community of Barrio La Revolucion are burned and

dozens of Police vehicles on their way to evict Q'eqchi' Mayan
Police vehicles on their way to evict five local communities

A truck full of Q'eqchi' Mayan day laborers from Mariscos, Izabal,