Tag: mining

Colombian mining, a fruitless business
Economy Globe Latin America

Colombian mining, a fruitless business

In 2009, Colombia lost more than half of its possible income from raw materials to large European transnational companies due to an unsustainable mining policy that also affects indigenous towns and the environment. .   Benjamin Serra . The mining industry and the extraction of resources, like hydrocarbons, have been […]

Olympic sponsors: the dark side of the medal
Globe United Kingdom

Olympic sponsors: the dark side of the medal

Businesses responsible for humanitarian and environmental disasters such as Dow Chemical or BP are among those who financially support the ‘values’ of the competition. _ Miriam Valero In 1896, the first of the modern Olympic Games took place in Athens. Since then, and throughout the following 29 Olympic Games, the […]

The Conga Project: gold or water
Globe Latin America

The Conga Project: gold or water

500 years ago, Pizarro arrived in Cajamarca, killed the Inca Atahualpa and took all the gold and silver. Today’s threat comes in the form of mega mining, which destroys the environment – or Mother Earth, as the Andeans would have called it – by replacing all the minerals with contaminated […]