9:20-10:50 Plenary session 1 - National perpectives on mining and the right to water in El Salvador

        • Jose Luis Escobar, Archbishop of El Salvador(TBC)
        • Lourdes Palacios, Member of Parliament, FMLN - Parliamentary Commission on the Environment
        • Oscar Luna, Human Rights Ombudsman of El Salvador

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Plenary Session 2– Locating El Salvador in the international struggle against extractive industries.

          • Pedro Landa, CEHPRODEC, Honduras
          • Manuel Perez Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies, Wa.
          • Juliana Turqui, OXFAM

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Strategy working sessions

          • The threat of crossborder contamination: GoldCorp`s Cerro Blanco mine in Guatemala
          • The toxic legacy of mining in El Salvador: Commerce Group in the community of San Sebastian
          • Investor rights Vs human rights: Pacific Rim in Cabanas

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Report back from strategy sessions.

Saturday May 11

  • Field trip to Cabanas: Meet with local community leaders and discuss issues of human rights, visit location of Pacific Rim's El Dorado Mine

Sunday May 12

  • Field Trip to Metapan/Guatemala: Meet with local community leaders and visit Cerro Blanco Mine


  • Field Trip to La Union: Meet with local community leaders and visit Commerce Group's San Sebastian Mine
  • Afternoon return to San Salvador and working dinner

Monday May 13

  • Morning press conference

Afternoon departure for some and free time for those who stay.