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¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects

Blockadia: Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

On every continent there is an increasing frequency and intensity of resistance movements against fossil fuel projects. These interwoven spaces of resistance are Blockadia, along the chain of extraction, transportation and combustion.
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Minera Real de Angeles, Zacatecas, Mexico

Minera Real de Angeles did not comply with its legal obligations for mine closure. SEMARNAT fined the company but the fine was not paid. There is a court case going on.

Lead poisoning and heavy metal pollution by Yunnan Jinding Zinc Corporation Ltd., Lanping, Nujiang, China

Despite years of complaints, the full extent of heavy metal pollution at a Yunnan mine was only exposed after a crackdown on organised crime. Most of the children in the surrounding area were found to have excessive blood lead levels.

Extension of Tucuruí transmission line to Roraima, Brazil

A new government decree is advancing the start of construction of an electrical transmission line between Boa Vista and Manaus, crossing through the indigenous reserve of the Waimiri Atroari, who have been opposing the project but were not consulted.

Road construction through TI Waimiri Atroari, Amazonas - Roraima, Brazil

The construction of the BR-174 road by the Brazilian military in the 1970s has caused violent conflict with the Waimiri Atroari group. A historical legal process could lead to an official recognition of the state’s atrocities against indigenous peoples.

Nuevo aeropuerto Internacional (NAIM) en Atenco, Mexico

In 2006 there was strong repression in San Salvador Atenco against the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra which opposed the new airport of the city of Mexico.

Alamos gold mining company in Miacatlan/Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico

The Canadian firm Alamos Gold would allegedly mine in an archeological area. Neighbours also complain about cyanide risk to water. New Mexican president, AMLO, should declare all new mining concessions void.