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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Conference & Discussion “Canada’s Dirty Gold Rush in Central America”

CONFÉRENCE | PUBLIC LECTURE
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Ottawa) and the Ottawa-Gatineau Coalition Against Gold Mining in El Salvador present | présentent Conference & Discussion
“Canada’s Dirty Gold Rush in Central America”
Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. / le mercredi 12 janvier, 19h à 22h
Pavillon Fauteux (FTX), Room 147
57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa
Guest speaker / Conférencière invitée : Nelly Rivera, Deacon of a United Church of Canada chapter partner and rep of the Centre for Research on Investment and Commerce, El Salvador / Nelly Rivera, diacre d’une chapitre associée de l’Eglise Unie du Canada et représentante du Centre pour la recherche sur l’investissement et le commerce à El Salvador
Public lecture presented in Spanish and English. Translation to French will be available. A short documentary may be presented to facilitate the discussion / Cette conférence est présentée en espagnol. La traduction à l’anglais et au français sera disponible. Un court documentaire pourrait être présenté pour alimenter la discussion.
Expanding mining capital has increased Canadian presence in Central America and also substantive damage to the environment, to human health, and numerous indigenous peoples and human rights violations in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Cerro Blanco is the name of a second large gold mine proposed by Goldcorp Inc in Guatemala near the Salvadoran border that the organized resistance of affected communities in both nations is determined to stop to prevent further damage to the environment and to indigenous/human rights and health. How is the struggle between Canada’s new dirty gold rush and Guatemalan and Salvadoran communities evolving?
This public lecture is free and open to the public. It is not required to register. For further details, please contact OPIRG opirgrc@gmail.com.

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