Mining and conflict in Chile – the British connection

20 May 2017 - 2:45pm
Event
  • Event Date: Tuesday 23 May, 7pm – 9pm
  • Location: Room 243, Second floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Join us to hear about Antofagasta, the London-listed company entangled in ongoing corruption scandals, exacerbation of major droughts, destruction and cover-up of archaeological sites and attempts to expand the largest mine waste tailings dam in Latin America.

Speaker: Lucio Cuenca Berger, an engineer and Director of OLCA (Latin American Observatory of Environmental Conflicts). Lucio is also on the directorate of OCMAL, the Observatory of Latin American Mining Conflicts.

OLCA works for environmental justice, accompanying communities in conflict with economic projects threatening their lands and livelihoods and challenging the extractivist economic model.

OLCA has worked with communities affected by the Los Pelambres copper mine, owned by London-listed mining company Antofagasta, whose AGM takes place in Westminster on 24 May. There has been a history of conflict around this mine over water use and pollution and fears over what might happen if its huge waste dam were to collapse.

Last year we hosted Marcela Mella and Patricio Bustamante, two tireless community land defenders who have been at the forefront of the resistance to Antofagasta in the Coaquimbo and Antofagasta regions. 

Organised by War on Want, London Mining Network and Latin America Bureau with the assistance of Institute of Latin American Studies.

Register for your free ticket here.

 

 

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