Representatives of the collective “Putaendo Resiste” from Chile’s central region speak about their long struggle to declare themselves “Chile’s first territory free of mining” and how that process has recently been made even more complicated due to COVID-19. MiningWatch Canada will also briefly update on the project and its links to Canadian capital. Over the last decade, Canada has become the most important foreign investor in mining in Chile. The conflict in Putaendo with “Los Andes Copper” represents the power of Canadian interests in mining development in Chile.
The event took place on May 27, 2020 and will be made available in Spanish/French and English.
This event is endorsed by: Alternatives | Apoyamos Chile – Toronto | Blue Planet Project | Casa Salvador Allende – Toronto |Centre International de Solidarité Ouvrière (CISO)|Group on Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Projects CLASCO | Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine CDHAL | Collectif Chili s’est réveillé Montréal| Common Frontiers | Council of Canadians | Courage Ottawa, International Solidarity Committee | La Commission Altermondialisation et Solidarité Internationale de Québec Solidaire | GRITE (UOttawa) | MiningWatch Canada | Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales – OLCA, Chile | Putaendo Resiste |