Mining conflicts in Latin America are represented using a digital platform in the form of an interactive map in order to enable users to visualize conflicts, cases of criminalization of protests, and consultations on mining.
Problems and Purpose
The map of mining conflicts in Latin America is a digital tool that, through an interactive map of the region, allows the visualization of cases of conflicts between communities and mining projects, cases of criminalization of protest and finally, popular consultations on mining. It seeks to produce research material that serves to influence decision-making spaces, articulate a common agenda in defense of the territory with different social movements, and generate spaces for regional coordination and dialogue. The last Latin American meeting of the observatory was held on November 7 and 8, 2018 in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The decisions made by the observatory are made with the consensus of each institution, organization or collective.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The platform is managed by the Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America, an initiative that brings together civil society organizations with the aim of establishing resistance strategies and alternatives to mining in Latin America.