A group of organizations and communities from across Mesoamerica, opposed to mining, recently gathered in Honduras to develop joint strategies and principles. They issued a declaration reflecting growing resistance to large scale mining in various parts of Latin America, citing frequent abuses, long-lasting impacts, and the impunity with which companies continue operating. Currently, according to the delegates, mining presents “a perverse model… lacking ethics, using “greenwashing,” corporate social responsibility, and its own self-defined “green, sustainable, and responsible” mining”. It’s a model which “promotes the false myth of “development” and the “green economy” in our countries, based [on] supposed technological advances which exist only to destroy our territories in the shortest possible amount of time”.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11505.