Myth and Realities of Mining Central America

Caritas El Salvador

This article discusses four myths that are told by the mining industry in order to justify their activities in Central America. First, that the current technologies used in mining protect the environment. Second, that mining creates an economic boom and employment for the local communities. Third, that mining generates government taxes and an incentive for sustainable development. Lastly, that mining companies respect human rights. These claims are debunked and the true reality of the mining situation in El Salvador is revealed in this article. 

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