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Chilean Supreme Court upholds Indigenous rights vs. mining company (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

On Apr. 27, the Chilean Supreme Court affirmed a decision by an appeals court to cancel the environmental permit granted to the Canadian mining giant Goldcorp for the El Morro gold and copper mine in the northern Chilean region of Atacama.

The Court ordered the company to consult with the Diaguita de los Huascoaltinos Indigenous community before carrying out any activity in their territory.

The El Morro open pit mine is a 3.9-billion-dollar 14-year project that is expected to produce 2,200 tons of copper concentrate per day.

The project would affect 2,500 hectares stretching from the Andes mountains to the Pacific coast, including large areas ...

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