Central America

Eldorado Gold plans to build mines in Greece not likely to happen before May

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 16, 2014
Eldorado Gold plans to build gold mines in Greece not likely to happen before May

The company's Perama Hill project still needs approval to begin construction, while its larger Skouries project keeps facing opposition.

Eldorado stands up for its gold project in Greece

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 11, 2013
Eldorado stands up for its polemic gold project in Greece

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.

Masked trespassers attack Eldorado's subsidiary project in Greece, set machinery on fire

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 17, 2013
Masked trespassers attack Goldcorp’s project in Greece, set machinery on fire

Close to 40 masked intruders stormed into the Skouries project's facilities, causing extensive damage with firebombs and flammable liquid.

Fresh protests against Eldorado Gold’s Hellas mine in Greece

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2013
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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.

Goldcorp's mine in El Salvador a ‘threat’ to human rights: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2013
Goldcorp's mine in El Salvador a ‘threat’ to human rights: government

Country wants the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to help it stop Goldcorp's Cerro Blanco project.

Guatemala seeks 40% stake of all mining companies

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 28, 2012
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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 Gold and Silver discovers continuity of high silver values between San Antonio and La Veronica on its San Miguel project

Paramount started drilling earlier this year on untested gaps between deposits to evaluate the potential of continuous mineralization along the Guazapares Megastructurestructural corridor.

Tiny El Salvador needs mining but worries about water contamination

MINING.com Editor | May 29, 2012

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.

One killed and dozens injured during escalating Panama mining protests

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 8, 2012
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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 can go ahead with its Cobre Panama copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 4, 2012

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.

Government of Panama confirms commitment to Cobre Panama project

Marketwire | March 24, 2011

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.