Gold, Water and the Struggle for Basic Rights in El Salvador

D. Kingsbury 2014, OXFAM Australia

This report examines the issues of the El Dorado gold mine project, and past and potential future impacts that has and already had on the Salvadoran environment, society and economy. In a country that already faces a water crisis, the El Dorado project could have disastrous effects on the environment and local communities. Therefore, the government has declared a moratorium on mining in El Salvador. This has led to the mining company OceanaGold to pursue legal action for refusing to grant permits for the mining project.