Last update:
2014-04-08

Mina de oro San Andres en Copan, Honduras

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Mina de oro San Andres en Copan, Honduras
Country:Honduras
State or province:Copan
Location of conflict:La Union
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
Land acquisition conflicts
Specific commodities:Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Mina a cielo Abierto Vida util 7 años Removerá 13.1 millones de ton. con ley media de 1.59 gramos por tonelada Reservas 671.000 onzas de oro

Type of populationRural
Start of the conflict:1998
Company names or state enterprises:Greenstone Minera from Canada
Minerales de Occidente, S.A. (MINOSA) from Honduras
Yamana Gold Inc. from Canada
Aura Gold from Canada
International and Finance InstitutionsBanco Atlantida from Honduras
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Asociacion de Organismos No Gubernamentales, ASONOG.
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups mobilizing:International ejos
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Religious groups
Forms of mobilization:Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Potential: Air pollution, Soil contamination, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Other Environmental impactsLocal population uprooted
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Militarization and increased police presence
Other socio-economic impactsLocal population uprooted
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Corruption
Land demarcation
Migration/displacement
Negotiated alternative solution
Application of existing regulations
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:Los habitantes de la zona han denunciado contaminacion de las aguas del rio con cianuro
y problemas de salud, por otro lado, los pobladores que mantuvieron un acuerdo para la venta de sus propiedades fueron estafados al no recibir
sus pagos. Pese a todo, el proyecto sigue en marcha
Sources & Materials
Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Pagina de OLCA
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Mining Watch Canada, junio 2001
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Pagina de OCMAL
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Contributor:Patricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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