Ottawa/Toronto – Three Canadian organizations, MiningWatch Canada, Council of Canadians, and Common Frontiers have written to Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, calling on the Canadian government to respond to any forthcoming requests from Costa Rica’s new Attorney General, Emilia Navas, in a complete and timely manner.
Pablo Solón and Rafael Archondo, both vocal opponents of two hydroelectric projects in Bolivia, are facing four years imprisonment.
On Friday, dozens of people gathered outside the office of Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of El Salvador who have waited seven years for a World Bank tribunal decision in the controversial case of OceanaGold v. El Salvador.
Civil society groups worldwide that support Salvadoran communities and organizations working on mining and environmental issues reacted to today’s decision by the ICSID.
Karunananthan speaking at the United Nations, May 2015.
On April 7, Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan participated in a Guardian debate on how to end water pollution in Latin America.