Coro coro - Hidrometalurgica

Description
La implementacion del proyecto Hidrometalurgico de Coro Coro significa para las comunidades asentadas en la zona la violacion de multiples derechos, como el de consulta previa, libre e informada, la usurpacion de suelos, el desvio de aguas, las amenazas fisicas contra dirigentes y la constante incertidumbre sobre la segunda etapa del proyecto. La inversión en la 1ra. fase es de US$18,5 millones,en la 2da. fase US$ 210 millones.
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Basic Data
NameCoro coro - Hidrometalurgica
CountryBolivia
ProvinceOruro
SiteCoro coro
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral processing
Mineral ore exploration
Water access rights and entitlements
Specific CommoditiesCopper
Project Details and Actors
Project Detailsvida util 30 años 1ra. fase tuneles 2da. fase cielo abierto consumo de agua 50 m3/dia 186 empleos 600 toneladas cobre al día, 3.500 ton cobre electrolitico en láminas de 1x1 metro, con un espesor aproximado de cinco milímetros
Project Area (in hectares)2700
Level of Investment (in USD)230000000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2010
Company Names or State EnterprisesCorporacion Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) from Bolivia
Korea Resources Corporation (KORES) from Republic of Korea
Relevant government actorsGobierno nacional de Bolivia
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersNacion Jacha Suyu Pakajaqi, CIDOB, CONAMAQ
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups MobilizingArtisanal miners
Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of MobilizationMedia based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Street protest/marches
Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Land occupation
Objections to the EIA
Public campaigns
Blockades
Strikes
Development of a network/collective action
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Bloqueo de suministro de agua (blockade of water flow)
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow
Potential: Food insecurity (crop damage), Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..) , Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution, Occupational disease and accidents
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights
Potential: Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCriminalization of activists
Migration/displacement
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
Development of Alternatives- Evaluacion de impactos de las empresas mineras Kores y Comibol en los

derechos humanos del Jacha Suyu Pakajaqi

http://www.ceadesc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Coro-Coro-2.pdf
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.El proyecto esta en marcha, el gobierno afirma que es parte de la politica soberana y la responsabilidad economica.
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Convenio 169 de la OIT
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REGLAMENTO DE PREVENCION Y CONTROL AMBIENTAL
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References

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Aproximaciones a los impactos de la mineria en la vida de las mujeres

casos de Huanuni y Coro Coro Bolivia (Elizabeth L�pez Canelas)

Links

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Meta Information
ContributorPatricio Chavez y JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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