Vinto fundidora de antimonio y estaño (Bolivia)


Vinto, administrada por la firma Sinchi Wayra (viento fuerte, en aymara), filial de Glencore, fue adquirida en 2005 al ex presidente Gonzalo Snchez de Lozada.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Vinto fundidora de antimonio y estaño (Bolivia)
State or province:Oruro
(municipality or city/town)Vinto
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Industrial and Utilities conflicts
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Mineral processing
Metal refineries
Specific commodities:Antimonio Estaño (Tin)
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

ampliacion a 18 mil TM de estaño en 2011.

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Level of Investment:25000000
Type of populationUrban
Start of the conflict:2010
Company names or state enterprises:Glencore International AG from Switzerland
Corporacion Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) from Bolivia
Relevant government actors:Gobierno nacional de Bolivia
International and Finance InstitutionsInternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from United States of America
The World Bank (WB) from United States of America
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityLATENT (no visible organising at the moment)
Reaction stageLATENT (no visible resistance)
Groups mobilizing:Local ejos
Forms of mobilization:Nacionalizacion de la Fundidora, conflicto con Glencore (Suiza)
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Health ImpactsPotential: Accidents, Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Specific impacts on women
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Nacionalizacion
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:Project is successfully ongoing, technical improvement
Sources and Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

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References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Meta information
Contributor:Patricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014