Last update:
2014-04-08

Soná, Panama

Description:

La Oro Gold, empresa canadiense que tambien tiene operaciones mineras en Mexico, iniciara la explotacion de minerales metalicos (oro y otros) en Son de Veraguas, Panam, situacin que pone en peligro la fuente de agua para el consumo humano y la actividad agro ganadera de la regin.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Soná, Panama
Country:Panama
State or province:Veraguas
Location of conflict:Soná
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
Tailings from mines
Specific commodities:Copper
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project details

mapeo de 90 km2 identifica 3 anomalas con ensayos de hasta 4,40 g/t Au.

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Project area:95000
Type of populationRural
Start of the conflict:2006
Company names or state enterprises:Oro Gold Resources Ltd from Canada
Relevant government actors:Gobierno Municipal de Son
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Comite ProDerechos Ciudadanos Sonaeños
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Fisher people
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Development of a network/collective action
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Malnutrition, Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..), Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Conflict outcome / response:Application of existing regulations
Development of alternatives:-
EL DISTRITO DE SONA EN VERAGUAS, SE DECLARA TERRITORIO LIBRE DE
EXPLORACION Y EXPLOTACION MINERA DE ORO A CIELO ABIERTO
http://derechociudadanosona.tripod.com/
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:No recent news (2014)
Sources & Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Acuerdo Municipal N 41 de 10 de agosto de 2007 (Alcaldia de Soná,

Veraguas), 10.08.2007,
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References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Other comments:No se encuentra mayor informacion ni siquiera en la paginas oficiales de la empresa.
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Contributor:Patricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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