Indigenous Communities in Chile Raise Concerns about Public Health Risks Posed by Mining Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 28, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
A recently published report, Public Health Emergency in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Chile and its impact on the Rights of Original Peoples, co-produced by a number of Indigenous organizations and Chilean NGOs, covers the disproportionate and structurally-aggravated… More »

Workers at Industrial Copper-Cobalt Mining Companies in DRC at Risk During COVID19 crisis

July 28, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
Last month, in the wake of serious reports of worker mistreatment in industrial copper-cobalt mines, ten Congolese and International NGOs alongside the Congolese affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union wrote a public letter addressing thirteen industrial copper and cobalt operators in… More »

Pandemic Profiteering: How Mining Companies Seek to Benefit from COVID-19

June 23, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
In March, as much of the world was beginning to grapple with the new reality of COVID-19 and country after country entered into lockdown, a small coalition of organizations dedicated to supporting mining-impacted communities came together to track and monitor… More »

Banks, mining executives, car companies, and the rush to mine lithium in the Andean salt flats of Chile and Argentina

February 27, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
By a quarter-past-nine in the morning the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Andrés Bello Conference Room was already overflowing – dozens filled the space for a public seminar entitled The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America’s Lithium Triangle and the Future of… More »

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