Govt of El Salvador sued over protection of environment
An Australian-based mining company is taking over a mine in El Salvador, blocked by their government for environmental reasons. But the miners have legal power on their side, writes Jemma Williams in the New Matilda
The mining company, recently aquired by Australia-based OceanaGold, is suing the government of El Salvador for almost half of the national schools budget in an international tribunal.
Activist Vidalina Morales questions the democracy of these international tribunals. “They do nothing to help us,” she says. “The tribunals are not interested in the environment or the people.”
Vidalina Morales spoke at AFTINET's AGM as part of her recent speaking tour in Australia called 'Water not Gold'