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Letter: OceanaGold must Pay Up and Pack Up from El Salvador

Author: 280 Organizations around the world, Published on: 20 February 2017

…We, the undersigned organizations representing 180 million of people around the world, have been accompanying allied groups in El Salvador in support of their work to prevent gold mining in their communities since 2009…Given this ruling, we support our allies in the Salvadoran Roundtable on Metallic Mining in demanding that: OceanaGold accept ICSID’s decision and do not seek an annulment…pay immediately the $8 million USD you owe to El Salvador for legal fees and expenses; OceanaGold, Minerales Torogoz, Dorado Exploraciones, and the El Dorado Foundation leave El Salvador immediately…OceanaGold issue a public apology to the people and government of El Salvador for the damage already caused by Pacific Rim’s  exploration in northern El Salvador, the negative impacts of its ICSID suit, and the conflicts that have resulted from OceanaGold’s ongoing operation in northern El Salvador…With respect to the above, OceanaGold should cooperate fully in a full, impartial investigation into the murders and threats that have taken place in connection with this conflict over the years…

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Related companies: OceanaGold Pacific Rim Mining