Eldorado's vice-president, Nancy Woo, says opponents’ concerns are unfounded, as the gold mine will follow all the essential European Union and Greek environmental rules.
Close to 40 masked intruders stormed into the Skouries project's facilities, causing extensive damage with firebombs and flammable liquid.
Citizens’ groups, backed by the radical leftist party Syriza that is now the second largest group in parliament, have been trying to wreck the project since 2011, when Eldorado was granted its exploration licence.
Country wants the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to help it stop Goldcorp's Cerro Blanco project.
Like most of Latin America, Guatemala is to increase control over natural resources, with President Otto Perez Molina proposing a Constitutional reform that will make possible for the for the government to acquire up to 40% of the mining and exploration companies operating in the country.
Paramount started drilling earlier this year on untested gaps between deposits to evaluate the potential of continuous mineralization along the Guazapares Megastructurestructural corridor.
The government of El Salvador is warning that the future large-scale development of the Cerro Blanco mine in southern Guatemala will greatly endanger the quality of water found in the Lempa River, which supplies water not only to Guatemala but also to Honduras and El Salvador.
An indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé teenager was killed and 40 people were injured in connection with a police crackdown on dissent over mining and hydroelectric developments in Panama, where Canadian mining companies have a large presence.
Canada's Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN) reached a milestone after the government of Panama approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for its Cobre Panama copper project.
Inmet Mining Corporation (TSX:IMN) (Inmet) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Minera Panama, S.A. (MPSA) has received a letter from His Excellency, the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Roberto Henriquez, that clarifies the Government of Panama's position on the recent repeal of Law 8 of 2011, making it clear that such repeal will not impact the development of mining projects in Panama, such as the Cobre Panama project, that currently have a contract law in place in respect of their concessions.
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