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Canada's Mining Continuum: Resources, Community Resistance and "Development" in Oaxaca [Mexico]

In Oaxaca, Mexico, the struggle against a Vancouver based mining company is unifying an isolated Zapotec community...The reactivation of the historic "Natividad" site, reportedly Oaxaca’s richest gold and silver mine, has been spearheaded by Continuum...According to López, over the last few years, 13 streams have disappeared completely because of Continuum’s exploration activities. The National Water Commission (Conagua) has confirmed that during the course of their activities, Continuum Resources captured underground water, which resulted in the disappearance of springs. The company maintains that "the mine and the mining activity are not responsible for the disappearance of the springs."