Siria Valley Environmental Committee

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Fri, 2013-07-05

This photo-essay is yet another presentation of images demonstrating the reality of health problems experienced by people living in the Siria Valley, Honduras.

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Thu, 2012-11-08

Mining exploration and exploitation in the Siria Valley (municipalities of San Ignacio, Cedros and El Porvenir), began in 1995 and intensified after Hurricane Mitch (1998).  The General Mining Law was approved on November 30, 1998, one month after Hurricane Mitch. It was published in the official “la Gaceta” on February 6, 1999 and came into force in 2000.

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Fri, 2012-09-28

Goldcorp donates $5 million to two health programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, even as Goldcorp categorically denies any responsibility or even remedy for deadly and devastating health harms in the Siria Valley, Honduras, suffered by former Goldcorp workers and by villagers living near Goldcorp’s “San Martin” open-pit, mountain-top removal, cyanide bonding gold mine.  Today, four years after Goldcorp suspended its mining operation, people continue to suffer devastating health harms.

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Mon, 2012-07-02

We present a series of photographs documenting the reality of life in the Siria Valley, Honduras, where a serious endemic health crisis continues to unfold. The health problems were caused by open-pit mining exploitation carried out by Entremares, a subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc. of Canada, at its "San Martin" mining operation.

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Sat, 2011-07-30

An Open Letter about the "criminalization of human rights and environmental defenders" - the case of 18 members of the Siria Valley Environmental Committee of Honduras, where Goldcorp Inc. operated its open-pit, cyanide leaching gold mine and wants to expand its mining operation.

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Tue, 2011-08-30

Dozens of people beaten, gassed, illegally detained.  This follows on 5 days of brutal repression against Honduran teachers and the Pro-Democracy movement, including the killing of 59 year-old teacher Ilse Velasquez

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Wed, 2011-03-23

Dozens of people beaten, gassed, illegally detained.  This follows on 5 days of brutal repression against Honduran teachers and the Pro-Democracy movement, including the killing of 59 year-old teacher Ilse Velasquez