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SalvAide sincerely thanks our 2015 Summer Intern, Christian Moreno, for a job well done.

Christian is a graduate of the Carleton University Law and Legal Studies program where his research focused on the litigation brought against El Salvador by Canadian mining company Pacific Rim, now owned by OceanaGold.

May 5, 2015

(Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto) In anticipation of an imminent ruling from a little known investor-state arbitration tribunal at the World Bank that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian-Australian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million.

March 31st, 2015

After an unprecedented delay caused initially by a failure in the computer software processing vote tallies, El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced late on Friday, March 27th the final results of the March 1st elections for the country’s congressional representatives and municipal government councils.

*Translated and edited from the original in Spanish published March 30th here: 3er municipio declarado libre de mineria.

by Alfredo Carias

Nueva Trinidad in Chalatenango, located approximately 105 Km north of San Salvador, was declared by its population a municipality where mining is prohibited, becoming the third territory free of mining.

*Translated from the original in Spanish at: Nueva Trinidad el municipio que lucha contra la mineria y no contra la inseguridad.

By: Mario Beltrán / March 25, 2015

El Salvador is a small country just over 20,000 square kilometers in size [about the size of Lake Ontario]. The country’s main problems according to the vox populi are the violence and insecurity that now position this small paradise among the most violent in the world.

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