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Honduran Environmentalists Released from Jail for Fighting Against Mining Company

Six environmentalists imprisoned for fighting against a mining company exploiting an iron oxide deposit in a forest reserve in northeastern Honduras, in the so-called...

Costa Rica doesn’t need to pay mining company, international court rules

Costa Rica will not be required to compensate mining company Infinito Gold for the cancellation of the Crucitas mining project, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ruled

Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica

Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold announced last week that it has secured funding from a lender to continue pursuing damages stemming from Costa Rica's cancellation of the firm's gold mining concession in 2011.

Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds

Community-managed forests in Guatemala and Brazil help protect against climate change and deforestation, and can save us billions of dollars, a new report finds.

Court acquits ex-minister Roberto Dobles of graft

A San José court on Monday acquitted former Environment and Energy Minister Roberto Dobles Mora of all charges that he illegally granted a contract to a private mining company connected to a relative while he was in office.

Peru to create huge national park in Amazon basin

Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging and mining, the country's environment minister said Saturday.

One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him

The Houston-based company, Minería Texas Colombia, known as MTC, is now the only foreign mining company in the treacherous world of Colombia's emerald trade.

Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Infinito Gold Ltd. listed more than $160 million in working capital deficit including loan principle and interest, according to a statement from the company published on the CNW press wire. “The Company has concluded that it will not be possible for it to continue operations,” the statement concluded.

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

Three people have died during weeks of protests against the Tía María copper mine in Peru. Local residents say the project will pollute their water and damage agriculture.

Another huge and open iron mine is carved out of Brazil’s rain forest

State capitalism and protection go hand in hand here. In 1998, the Carajas National Forest reserve was created as much to isolate the mine area from squatters as protect it from the deforestation that has devastated so much of this southern corner of the Amazon.

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