Papagayos, Mendoza, Argentina


Basic Data
NamePapagayos, Mendoza, Argentina
CountryArgentina
ProvinceMendoza
SiteValle de Uco
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Water access rights and entitlements
Mineral ore exploration
Establishment of reserves/national parks
Project Details and Actors
Level of Investment (in USD)100000
Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Potential Affected Population32600
Start Date2003
Company Names or State EnterprisesTenke Minings from Canada
Desarrollo de Prospectos Mineros S.A. (Depromin) from Argentina
Relevant government actorsCongreso Nacional, Dirección de Minería - Ministerio de Ambiente y Obras Públicas
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersFrente Diamante, Fundación Cullunche, Sociedad Rural del Valle de Uco, Vecinos Unidos Por Agua Pura (PAP)
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Development of AlternativesConservación de la Reserva de la Laguna del Diamante, por ser una de las mayores reservas de agua dulce de Mendoza.
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Why? Explain briefly.La organización masiva de los vecinos de San Carlos, en defensa de las fuentes de agua y de la Reserva de la Laguna del Diamante, lograron que se amplie el área de protección de la reserva, lo que prohibe cualquier tipo de actividad minera en la zona.
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Mendoza, ley No.7722, que prohíbe la minería a cielo abierto con el uso de químicos contaminantes.

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Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina OCMAL

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ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update17/04/2018
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