|Argentina vetoes glacier law that curbed mining|
November 14th, 2008
Argentina's president has vetoed a law protecting the country's glaciers that would have restricted mining and oil drilling, officials and environmental campaigners said on Friday.
|PASCUA LAMA UPDATE: Project mired in conflict|
September 4th, 2008
Construction of the Pascua Lama mine, which straddles the border between Chile and Argentina, was scheduled to begin two years ago. But the lucrative project remains on hold while a dispute continues between the governments of Chile and Argentina regarding taxation.
|Mining Prohibition Repealed in La Rioja, Argentina|
by Assembly of Citizens for Life, La Rioja, www.ciudadanosporlavida.com.ar
August 11th, 2008
Legislators have repealed a year-old law which had prohibited open-pit metals mining in the province of La Rioja, Argentina. Provincial laws Nº 8137, 8138 were passed in March of 2007 in a widespread struggle carried out in La Rioja against a Barrick project in the Famatina mountain range in this arid agricultural province.
|US and Canada Found Guilty of Racism|
by Haider Rizvin, Inter Press Service
August 8th, 2008
UNITED NATIONS - The international community now fully recognises the native peoples' right to protect their lands and live distinct lifestyles. Yet, most of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples continue to face abuse and injustices at the hands of state authorities and commercial concerns.
|Paul York with Students Against Climate Change defends his recent action against Barrick chairman, Peter Munk|
|ACTION ALERT: Protesters Demand Accountability Outside Barrick Gold's AGM|
May 6th, 2008
On 6 May protesters gathered outside Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting to protest the companies destructive mining operations around the world.
|The Gold Link|
A visual story of water, landscape, and people at the source of virgin gold on the border of Argentina and Chile
|No a Pascua Lama|
A wonderful montage on Barrick Gold by Paola Monti
|Barrick skeptical on Pascua-Lama project|
by Reporting by Robert Melnbardis; editing by Matthew Lewis, REUTERS
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) is not convinced there will be a resolution soon of tax and permit issues delaying its proposed $2.4 billion Pascua-Lama mine in Argentina, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
|Barrick Gold Secretly Building Roads to Attack Mt. Famatina in La Rioja, Argentina|
by David Modersbach, Rosario, Argentina
On the one-year anniversary of the road blockade in Peña Negra and "ouster" of Barrick Gold from the Famatina mountain range, it has been confirmed that Barrick Gold, with the complicity of the national and provincial government, has been secretly constructing a new entry road into the backside of the mountain. This new road enters through Potrero Grande near Vinchina, avoiding the widespread public resistance on the east side of the range, and links Barrick Gold’s Famatina project with the uranium projects under exploration along the southern border of the neighboring province of Catamarca.
|CHILE-ARGENTINA: Pascua Lama Mining Project on Hold|
by Daniela Estrada, Inter Press Service
January 17th, 2008
Nearly two years after winning environmental approval from the Chilean government, the controversial Pascua Lama gold mining project of the transnational Barrick Gold Corporation remains without a launch date.
|We reaffirm once more, that FAMATINA CANNOT BE TOUCHED.|
Many voices have been heard from this group of informed citizens, who, worried and committed to the defense of life and of our natural resources, initiated a struggle against all odds to prevent the open-pit mining exploitation of the Famatina Range.
|Statement from La Rioja, Argentina in Struggle Against Barrick Gold|
8 June, 2007 Today June 8, 2007, the road blockage in Peñas Negras celebrates three months of constant and tenuous struggle against the transnational criminal Barrick Gold Corporation and all of the similar mining firms who are operating their plunder and death throughout the world with the complicity of corrupt and sell-out officials.
|Update: La Rioja, Argentina vs. Barrick Gold|
by Written by David Modersbach dmoders (at) yahoo.com, Rosario, Argentina
Here in Argentina, we are anxiously awaiting the final resolution of Barrick Gold's announced withdrawal from the province of La Rioja. As you may know, in March 2007, due to overwhelming community rejection of Barrick's mining project on the Famatina Range, the corrupt provincial governor Ángel Maza was ousted, as neighbors began a blockade of the road leading to Barrick's mining camps, shutting down their operations. A regional referendum to prohibit open-pit mining is scheduled for July 29, 2007. The new acting Governor of La Rioja signed a bill calling for the prohibition of open-pit mining with cyanide (http://www.protestbarrick.net/article.php@id=120). On May 18, Barrick Gold announced their definitive withdrawal from the Famatina Project via telephone with a judge in Chilecito.
|Protestors in Argentina Continue Their Protest Against Barrick's Famatina Gold Mining Project|
Local groups in Argentina protesting Barrick's Famatina gold project, have decided not to rely on the recent reports that Barrick is abandoning the project.
|Barrick bids Famatina project goodbye - Argentina|
by Business News Americas staff reporters, http://www.bnamericas.com/story.jsp?sector=7&idioma=I¬icia=392957
Canadian miner Barrick Gold announced in a statement that it has decided to definitively abandon the Famatina gold project in northwest Argentina's La Rioja province.
|Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007|
Open letter to Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Directors of Barrick Gold in Toronto - May 2, 2007
|Barrick halts gold project after Argentines protest|
Barrick Gold Corp., the world's biggest gold producer, suspended exploration at a site in northwestern Argentina last month following local protests. Barrick will wait while residents near the Famatina site, in the province of La Rioja, prepare to vote on whether to allow mining companies to use cyanide, company spokesperson Vince Borg said yesterday.
|Famatina Says NO to Barrick Gold: Famatina Cannot Be Touched|
by David Modersbach, Mines and Communities
In the Argentine province of La Rioja, an astonishing series of events have lead to the ouster of a corrupt pro-mining provincial governor and the apparent withdrawal of gold mining giant Barrick Gold from operations on the Famatina range. Who was responsible for these events? A small group of dedicated neighbors who are fighting tooth and nail to save their mountain range from open-pit mining exploitation.
|Barrick’s Gold: Canadian Mine Threatens a Chileean Watershed|
by Ricardo Acuña , Canadian Dimension