Photo: Manly filming in San Sebastian, El Salvador
Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly arrived in San Salvador on Sunday September 14.
He writes, "I'm representing The Council of Canadians and taking part in an international delegation that is examining the situation in El Salvador. Over the next week I will be traveling throughout the country, visiting communities and hearing from individuals who have been affected by mining projects in El Salvador and the bully tactics of Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) used by mining companies. ...Investor State mechanisms have no place in so called 'Free Trade' agreements. I will be returning to Canada with evidence of how this destructive process has worked in El Salvador."