118 mining conflicts in latin american countries.

Mining projects affect hundreds of latin american communities. Today, 139 out of 337 mining projects on the region,  are in conflict with different comunities. That is what the mining conflicts of Latin America database revealed.
This database, made by initiative of the Environmental Conflict Observatory (Observatorio de Conflictos Ambientales (OLCA)) and the Executive Coordination of the Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America (Coordinación Ejecutiva del Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América latina (OCMAL)) is an information system for the communitary gestion of the socio-environmental mining conflicts in the latinamerican region.
By now, the organization registered 118 conflicts in 15 countries, which affect 150 communities, according to the system, the brazilian communities are the most affected by the mining activity: 21 projects of 37 companies, produced 21 conflicts in different communities.
According to the Observatory, the conflicts occur because of the intervention of 190 companies -most of them transnational- operating in the different countries of the region. In addition to Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú and República Dominicana also suffer this conflict.
The Database of Mining Conflicts in Latin America is aimed to give information to different organizations, entities, communities and interested public about conflicts in the region. The main goal of the database is to track the activities of the mining companies in Latin America, giving special attention to the projects, conflicts, intimidation strategies, criminalization, and corruption of the communities and their leaders.
Considering the information, the Observatory believes that the same communities could manage their conflicts with the companies. Apart from the amount of conflicts, the database mentions data from the companies and interlocutors.
The Database is not yet completed , and with missing conformations in some cases. The expectation is that in brief, the system complete the missing information from all the conflicts.
To access the The Database of Mining Conflicts in Latin America:

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