Left Turn: El Salvador and Gold Mining: International Resistance to Transnational Attacks


originally published at Left Turn

By: Lisa Fuller, CISPES 

Latin America currently bears the weight of over two-thirds of all the extractive industry lawsuits in the ICSID concerning oil, gas, and mining.

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