Dolores (Minefinders) usurpa tierras en Huizopa, Chihuahua

Description
En la Mina de Oro Dolores. El proyecto de extraccion a cielo abierto ha sido ilegalmente desarrollado en las tierras de los campesinos del Ejido Huizopa.
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Basic Data
NameDolores (Minefinders) usurpa tierras en Huizopa, Chihuahua
CountryMexico
ProvinceChihuahua
SiteHuizopa
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 ore exploration
Tailings from mines
Specific CommoditiesSilver
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project Details
Reservas valoradas 5 mil 219 millones de dolares 5.089oz en feb. 2009 utiliza 3 mil 600 ton de cianuro anualmente Produccion de oro 000 onzas 2008, 128 000 onzas 2009 y 129 000 onzas 2010.
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Level of Investment (in USD)132000000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2007
Company Names or State EnterprisesMinefinders Corporation from Canada
Relevant government actorsSecretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales SEMARNAT, Gobernacion del Estado de Chihuahua, Comision Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Procuraduria General de la Republica
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersAsamblea Permanente de Huizopa, Red Mexicana de Afectados por la Mineria REMA
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of MobilizationInvolvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Exigencia de nuevos estudios de impacto (EIA)
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Potential: Desertification/Drought, Soil erosion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
Health ImpactsPotential: Malnutrition, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..) , Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Land dispossession
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCompensation
Criminalization of activists
Migration/displacement
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
Development of Alternatives-

Mesa de Dialogo con los ciudadanos del Ejido Huizopa, Municipio de

Madera, Chihuahua para resolver el conflicto derivado del incumplimiento

de acuerdos por la empresa minera con los ejidatarios, a cargo de los

Diputados Marcos Matias Alonso y Carlos Ernesto Navarro Lopez del grupo

parlamentario del Partido de la Revolucion Democratica.
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.Aun cuando mediante estudios y analisis de agua y suelo, se ha comprobado la contaminacion por cianuro, las autoridades no detienen el proyecto.
Sources and Materials
References

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Periodico La Jornada, Ejidatarios de Chihuahua exigen revisar caso de

la minera Dolores, 31.12.2011, pag 24

Legislatura Diputados Federales, Exhorta al Gobernador de Chihuahua y a

la Compañia Minera Dolores S.A. de C.V. para que instale una mesa de

dialogo, 13.06.2008

Minefinders, Minefinders Sets Initial Production Estimates for the

Dolores Mine and Provides an Update on Commissioning and Community

Relations, 09.06.2008

Links

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Media Links

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ContributorPatricio Chavez & JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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