Canadian Mining: Still Controversial in Central America: The Case of Honduras

Canadian companies account for 50 to 70 percent of the mining in Central America, and their presence in the region has been widely reported as highly detrimental because they fail to protect the environment and the indigenous people. This article focuses on Honduras and the inadequate response of the government, where neoliberal policies benefit foreign corporations at the expense of the Honduran people. It also highlights the reluctance of the Canadian government to effectively regulate its mining corporations in Honduras, and suggests policies that will help address these issues.

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Categories: Canadian Mining
Author: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Mercedes Garcia