Documentary: Mining in El Salvador

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    El Salvador Documentary


    This documentary presentation depicts the history of El Salvador from its conception to modern times. #ElSalvador

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    Outraged Salvadorans claim the number of deportees from the US this year has doubled since 1995, due to tougher immigration laws.

    The new laws, which came into effect on April 1, punish illegal immigration more severely and limit citizenship only to those Salvadorans who fled during their country's civil war.

    But for the many who have arrived in the US since, the future now looks bleak.

    For years Salvadorans sought shelter and the prospect of a new life away from the bloodshed of civil war.

    Thousands fled their stricken country but now, daily, a slow trickle of Salvadorans return, deported by US authorities in accordance with new, tighter immigration laws.

    Some arrive determined to re-enter the US as soon as possible.

    SOUNDBITE: (Spanish)
    Because I have a wife and two daughters there and, well, I am thinking about returning to the United States for my two daughters.
    SUPER CAPTION: Amilcar Rios, deported Salvadoran

    The number of deportations this year will double that of 1995, say angry Salvadorans in the US.

    SOUNDBITE: (Spanish)
    If they deport all the immigrants, all the Hispanics, who is going to work in the US? An Afro-American is not going to take a break and use it to build under the sun. An anglo-saxon is not going to work for five, six dollars cleaning toilets as we did there.
    SUPER CAPTION: Julio Rivas, deported Salvadoran

    The deportation can be sudden and dramatic.

    Many return with nothing but the clothes on their back.

    SOUNDBITE: (Spanish)
    This is a disgrace. It is not a joy, believe me. I am confused. I am happy because I can see him but I am sad because he has not brought anything. He came with only his clothes and the cheapest ones. He left everything behind.
    SUPER CAPTION: Laura Rivas, mother of Julio

    The tough new lines on immigration in the US came into effect on 1 April.

    Entry and US residential permits have become more difficult to obtain while immigrants must work ten years instead of seven, as previously set down, to be eligible for citizenship.

    Citizens in the US have been barred from sponsoring Salvadorans wanting to immigrate unless those citizens earn a salary equivalent to more than 19-thousand 500 US dollars for a family of four.

    Salvadorans have been categorised for eligibility.

    The most eligible is that of Salvadorans who fled in the eighties when civil war had brought the country to its knees.

    The US Attorney General Janet Reno has stepped in to challenge the new immigrations crackdown and help defend the right of these wartime immigrants to stay.

    SOUNDBITE: (Spanish)
    The Attorney General's initiative is only going to benefit those under the A-B-C programme, plus people unaccredited and who have committed any crimes are going to be deported under the new immigration law. There is very little we can do for them.
    SUPER CAPTION: Barbara Hines, US immigration lawyer

    The tough new laws are aimed partly to reduce the number of Salvadorans who arrive in the US and turn to state benefits for survival.

    The message is clear. Only those immigrants with wealthy relations in the U-S can live their American dream.

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    El Salvador Bans Metal Mining


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    The Mysterious Death of Marcelo Rivera


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    The Pacific Rim mining company has been lobbying for years for drilling rights under the mountain of El Dorado, an ironically named landmark in El Salvador containing over $1.3 billion worth of gold and precious metals. These resources come at a price however - severe environmental and human rights concerns have fueled a healthy resistance against the company and their mining practices.

    This short film takes a close look at the recent death of activist Marcelo Rivera, the current class-action lawsuit against El Salvadors government, and the connections between the two.

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    Protests halt gold mining in El Salvador


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    Canada's Pacific Rim mining company owns all the land around El Dorado in El Salvador - one of the most coveted gold mines in Central America.

    But the company has been unable to dig in because of resistance from local environmentalists who say that cyanide used in gold mining will contaminate their rivers.

    The mine is currently shut down because of protests.

    And the recent murders and death threats against activists in the region have put the spotlight on the gold mining project there.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Cabanas, in El Salvador.

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    El Salvador, Prizing Water Over Gold, Bans All Metal Mining




    Lawmakers in El Salvador voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to prohibit all mining for gold and other metals, making the country the first in the world to impose a nationwide ban on metal mining, environmental activists said.

    Declaring that El Salvador’s fragile environment could not sustain metal mining operations, legislators across the political spectrum approved the ban, which had broad support, particularly from the influential Roman Catholic Church.

    Supporters said the law was needed to protect the country’s dwindling supply of clean water.

    Today in El Salvador, water won out over gold, Johnny Wright Sol, a legislator from the center-right Arena party, wrote on Twitter.

    The vote in the Legislative Assembly turned a decade-old moratorium on mining into law, halting efforts by international companies to tap the gold belt running across the northern provinces of El Salvador.

    It’s a wonderful moment for the first country to evaluate the costs and benefits of metallic mining and say no,” said Andrés McKinley, a mining and water specialist at Central American University in San Salvador.

    The law does not apply to quarrying or the mining of coal, salt and other nonmetallic substances.

    Other countries are unlikely to follow El Salvador’s national ban, mining watchdog groups say. But the law sets a powerful example to communities that oppose large mining projects and bolsters the case against mining in environmentally delicate areas.

    Globally there is a growing questioning of mining as an economic development engine, said Keith Slack, the global program director for extractive industries at Oxfam America in Washington. I think it definitely strengthens the voice of communities that are raising the questions.

    Around the world, scattered bans on the use of cyanide to extract gold from low-grade ore, commonly used in open-pit mining, are in place, including in Montana, according to Jamie Kneen, a spokesman for Mining Watch Canada. Costa Rica has a national ban on open-pit gold mining.

    Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and several Argentine provinces have cyanide bans. In the Philippines, the government ordered more than half the mines to shut down or be suspended.The risks of mining in El Salvador, however, are especially acute. The tiny country is densely populated and the second-most environmentally degraded country in the Americas, after Haiti, according to the United Nations.

    Mining is an industry whose primary and first victim is water, said Mr. McKinley, who added that El Salvador faced a significant scarcity. We are talking about an issue that is a life-or-death issue for the country.

    Mr. Wright, the legislator who worked to persuade his business-friendly party to support the law, said that climate change was already having an impact on El Salvador. More than a theory or an uncertain science that it might have been 10 years ago, today for Salvadorans, it is a reality, he said.

    Unlike mining in neighboring Central American countries, mining in El Salvador has been limited to small-scale operations. The civil war of the 1980s deterred efforts to develop large-scale mines. International mining companies did not begin exploring until the 2000s.

    Opposition to one of those companies eventually grew into a social movement against mining. The company, Pac Rim Cayman, sought a license to open a mine in the impoverished northern province of Cabañas but was rejected in 2005 because it had not met all the legal requirements.

    As opposition mounted, clashes around the proposed mine led to the deaths of several anti-mining activists.

    The de facto moratorium on permits that began under a government led by the Arena Party continued under the two successive governments led by the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

    Last October, El Salvador won an international dispute that had been filed by Pac Rim and continued by the Canadian-Australian company, OceanaGold, that acquired it. An international arbitration panel rejected OceanaGold’s claims for compensation.

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    El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally 'Republic of The Savior') is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country as well as Central America. El Salvador borders the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the countries of Guatemala to the north and Honduras to the east. Its easternmost region lies on the coast of the Gulf of Fonseca, opposite Nicaragua. As of 2009, El Salvador had a population of approximately 5,744,113 people, composed predominantly of Mestizos.

    The colón was the official currency of El Salvador from 1892 to 2001, when it adopted the U.S. Dollar.

    In 2010 El Salvador ranked in the top 10 among Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index and in the top 3 in Central America (behind Costa Rica and Panama), due in part to ongoing rapid industrialization. In addition, tropical forests and overall forest cover has expanded by nearly 20 percent from the year 1992 to 2010, making it one of the few countries experiencing reforestation.

    In October 1979 a coup d'état brought the Revolutionary Government Junta of El Salvador to power. It nationalized many private companies and took over much privately owned land. The purpose of this new junta was to stop the revolutionary movement already underway in response to Duarte's stolen election. Nevertheless, the oligarchy opposed agrarian reform, and a junta formed with young liberal elements from the army such as Gen. Majano and Gen. Gutierrez, as well as with progressives such as Ungo and Alvarez.

    Owing to pressure from the oligarchy, this junta was soon dissolved because of its inability to control the army in its repression of the people fighting for unionization rights, agrarian reform, better wages, accessible health care and freedom of expression. In the meantime, the guerrilla movement was spreading to all sectors of Salvadoran society. Middle and high school students were organized in MERS (Movimiento Estudiantil Revolucionario de Secundaria, Revolutionary Movement of Secondary Students); college students were involved with AGEUS (Asociacion de Estudiantes Universitarios Salvadorenos; Association of Salvadoran College Students); and workers were organized in BPR (Bloque Popular Revolucionario, Popular Revolutionary Block).

    The U.S. supported and financed the creation of a second junta to change the political environment and stop the spread of a leftist insurrection. Napoleon Duarte was recalled from his exile in Venezuela to head this new junta. However, a revolution was already underway and his new role as head of the junta was seen by the general population as opportunistic. He was unable to influence the outcome of the insurrection, and this resulted in the Salvadoran Civil War (1980--1992).

    On January 16, 1992, the government of El Salvador, represented by president Alfredo Cristiani, and the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), represented by the commanders of the five guerrilla groups -- Shafick Handal, Joaquin Villalobos, Salvador Sánchez Ceren, Francisco Jovel and Eduardo Sancho, all signed the peace agreements brokered by the United Nations which ended the 12-year civil war. This event, held at the Chapultepec Castle in Mexico, was attended by U.N. dignitaries and other representatives of the international community. After signing the armistice, the president stood up and shook hands with all the now ex-guerrilla commanders, an action which was widely admired. The so-called Mexico Peace Agreements mandated reductions in the size of the army, and the dissolution of the National Police, the Treasury Police, the National Guard and the Civilian Defense, a paramilitary group. A new Civil Police was to be organized. Judicial immunity for crimes committed by the armed forces ended; the government agreed to submit to the recommendations of a Commission on the Truth for El Salvador (Comisión de la Verdad Para El Salvador), which would investigate serious acts of violence occurring since 1980, and the nature and effects of the violence, and...recommend methods of promoting national reconciliation.

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    The Salvadoran Civil War (1980--1992) was a conflict in El Salvador between the military-led government of El Salvador backed by the United States government, and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or 'umbrella organization' of five left-wing guerrilla groups. Significant tensions and violence already existed in the 1970s, before the full-fledged official outbreak of the civil war—which lasted for twelve years. El Salvador's Civil War was the second longest civil war in Latin America after the Guatemalan Civil War.

    The conflict ended in the early 1990s. An unknown number of people disappeared, and more than 75,000 were killed.

    At war's end, the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador registered more than 22,000 complaints of political violence in El Salvador, between January 1980 and July 1991, 60 percent about summary killing, 25 percent about kidnapping, and 20 percent about torture. These complaints attributed almost 85 percent of the violence to State agents, private paramilitary groups, and the death squads. The Salvadoran armed forces were accused in 60 per cent of the complaints, the security forces in 25 percent, military escorts and civil defense units in 20 percent of complaints, the death squads in more than 10 percent, and the FMLN in 5 percent. The Truth Commission could collect only a significant sample of the full number of potential complaints, having had only three months to collect it.

    The retrospective assessments of human rights organizations and truth commissions document and reiterate that most violence was committed by the National Guard and other military bodies. Amnesty International's 1985 annual report likewise stated that that many of the 70,000 people killed in the preceding five years had been murdered by government forces, who openly dumped the mutilated corpses, in an apparent effort to terrorize the population. More than 70,000 people were killed, many in the course of gross violation of their human rights. More than 25 per cent of the populace was displaced as refugees before the civil warriors signed a U.N. peace treaty in 1992.

    Despite mostly killing peasants, the Government readily killed any opponent they suspected of sympathy with the guerrillas — clergy (men and women), church lay workers, political activists, journalists, labor unionists (leaders, rank-and-file), medical workers, liberal students and teachers, and human-rights monitors. The State's terrorism was effected by the security forces, the Army, the National Guard, and the Treasury Police; yet it was the paramilitary death squads who gave the Government plausible deniability of, and accountability for, the political killings. Typically, a death squad dressed in civilian clothes and traveled in anonymous vehicles (dark windows, blank license plates). Their terrorism comprised publishing future-victim death lists, delivering coffins to said future victims, and sending the target-person an invitation to his/her own funeral. Cynthia Arnson, a Latin American-affairs writer for Human Rights Watch, says: the objective of death-squad-terror seemed not only to eliminate opponents, but also, through torture and the gruesome disfigurement of bodies, to terrorize the population. In the mid-1980s, state terror against Salvadorans became open — indiscriminate bombing from military airplanes, planted mines, and the harassment of national and international medical personnel; all indicate that, although death rates attributable to the death squads have declined in El Salvador since 1983, non-combatant victims of the civil war have increased dramatically.

    In addition, the FMLN continuously violated the human rights of many Salvadorans and other individuals identified as right-wing supporters, military targets, pro-government politicians, intellectuals, public officials, and judges. These violations included kidnapping, bombings, rape, and killing.

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    Protesting Pacific Rim Mining Poisoning Rivers in El Salvador


    On the eve of World Bank/CAFTA hearing June 1, 2010 in DC, protestors call attention to Pacific Rim's suing El Salvador for not permitting mining gold that would poison half of their rivers with cyanide.

    Pacific Rim Mining Corp sought to open a large gold mine in the basin of El Salvador's largest river. The mine would use enormous amounts of water and tons of cyanide to process the ore. Public concerns about serious health, water and environmental issues arose after the first environmental study came out. Business press reports note that Pacific Rim halted its application for a final operating permit and ceased exploratory drilling in 2008.

    Meanwhile, in a triumph of democracy after decades of civil war, Salvadoran public concern translated into bipartisan political action. Both the conservative and then left-leaning governments undertook a national review of mining policy.

    But instead of continuing with the permitting process, Pacific Rim turned to CAFTA. It reincorporated a Cayman Islands subsidiary in Nevada, and used this new U.S. corporate entity to file a CAFTA case in December 2008. Pacific Rim is using CAFTA's controversial investor -state dispute resolution mechanism, which gives corporations the right to directly sue sovereign governments over environmental and other public interest policies they feel could undermine anticipated future profits. As a result, a World Bank tribunal is now empowered to decide whether Pacific Rim's expectation of profit trumps the right of the Salvadoran people to clean water, a sound environment and their democratic rights to determine what is in their national interest. video by Joe Friendly

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