Florian Erzinger, Luis Gonzalez y Angel M. Ibarra, 2008
Gold mining has become a profitable industry in Central America in recent years due to a rise in gold prices. However, in a country as small as El Salvador, mining would have disastrous effects on the environment, water, and health of people. There is social movement in El Salvador where people are fighting for basic rights such as access to clean drinking water and the defense of natural resources in their own environment. Communities and social organizations have come together to create a resistance against this industry that could be the key to stop mining extraction activities in El Salvador.