July 31, 2009
The Pacific Rim mining company has been lobbying for years for drilling rights under the mountain of El Dorado, an ironically named landmark in El Salvador containing over $1.3 billion worth of gold and precious metals. These resources come at a price however – severe environmental and human rights concerns have fueled a healthy resistance against the company and their mining practices.
This short film takes a close look at the recent death of activist Marcelo Rivera, the current class-action lawsuit against El Salvador’s government, and the connections between the two.
To sign our petition and send a personal message to the office of Arlen Specter demanding an investigation into this crime, click the link below.
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Just wanted to thank you for reposting our video. This story deserves as much attention as it can get, and your passing it along to your readers really helps!
“Return to El Salvador”
Rebekah, yes, this story needs as much attention as possible, glad to help by posting the video and link to the petition.