Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Virtual Chat on the Commerce Group Mine

Virtual Chat on the Commerce Group Mine in El Salvador with the Mesa’s David Pereira

What: Presentation and Q & A about the Commerce Group Mine with David Pereira from CEICOM, the Center of Investigation of Investment and Commerce and the National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining. Pereira will speak about the CEICOM study of the mine at Santa Rosa de Lima which was once Central America’s most productive mine and has been operated by Commerce Group since 1968. The area is heavily contaminated and community members suffer various health problems. In 2006 the Milwaukee based mining company had to stop operations in El Salvador when there permit was revoked. Now, Commerce Group has jumped on the Pacific Rim bandwagon and is suing El Salvador for 100 million dollars.

When: Tuesday September 14 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time

Where: Your computer

How: Go to the following website and click watch video http://www.justin.tv/usessc . If you have questions during the presentation you can email them to us at sistercities.elsalvador@gmail.org or post them on the chat board of the page. If you can not join us Tuesday night the event will be archived and available on the website for two weeks after the showing.

Please join the SHARE Foundation, US-El Salvador Sister Cities, CISPES, and CEICOM for this important digital delegation, and stay tuned for more information about Commerce Group's contamination and action steps against their multi-million dollar case against the Salvadoran government.

contaminated waters in San Sebastian, La Union, El Salvador
contaminated waters in San Sebastian, La Union, El Salvador

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