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Ecuador: the war for the Imbabura copper belt
An invisible war has been unleashed over mining concessions full of copper and gold in the province of Imbabura. In the middle are the Australian Hancock (Hanrine in Ecuador) and the Chilean state-owned Codelco, considered the largest mining companies in the world. This battle apparently involved high authorities of Lenín Moreno's government, the National Police and other justice entities.
Cuenca: the popular vote that puts large-scale mining at risk
The struggle to defend water in Cuenca has been going on for decades. At the beginning it was only a matter of peasant and indigenous communities, but then the towns and cities joined in. Especially the young people. Now, it is a cultural and political issue that, after the anti-mining referendum, has generated an environmentalist shake-up, whose consequences are yet to be seen.
Terror in the illegal mines of Buenos Aires comes to light
Recent sentences describe the violence and executions that took place between armed groups for the control of illegal mines in the parish of La Merced de Buenos Aires. PlanV reconstructed these crimes with court documents and confidential sources. We went up to the Mina Vieja to collect shocking images with a drone.
Buenos Aires has not yet closed the mining wounds
An unprecedented event occurred in the parish of La Merced de Buenos Aires, in Imbabura. Hanrine company workers and the community of Buenos Aires remain day and night at this point. Miners and anti-miners have not given in for more than a month. A conflict aggravated by the lack of response from the State. A chronicle.
Josefina Tunki and women human rights defenders attacked by mining companies and the Ecuadorian State
In recent years, the indigenous leader has become the face of the anti-mining struggle in the Cordillera del Cóndor, where thousands of tons of copper and gold are extracted. She has confronted the State and the mining companies. She is one of the 22 cases in the report published by 19 organizations on persecution and harassment against human rights defenders. Of these, 16 are related to mining.