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With this new web page CATAPA will provide even more news from the South and North about mining, globalization, ecology and human rights.

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CATAPA: Who we are

CATAPA is an emerging volunteer movement in Belgium. We are active in the fields of globalization (and how to change it) and sustainable development in Latin America. We focus on the mining industry by supporting farming communities endangered by multinational mining corporations.

CATAPA stands for Comité Académico Técnico de Asesoramiento a Problemas Ambientales, literally Technical Academic Committee for Assistance in Environmental Issues.


Leaders of San Miguel Ixtahuacán convicted

Pastoral Commission Peace and Ecology

Diocese of San Marcos

Maandag 17 december 2007 (21:18)


Peru : Fruit and coffee instead of copper Local communities vote against planned mining project Rio Blanco

In a people’s referendum, three farming communities in the northern part of Peru have voted against Río Blanco, the major mining project of the British-Chinese consortium Monterrico Metals. The planned copper mine is seen as a precursor for a large mining district in the High Amazon area, source of the Amazon river. The local communities strongly oppose the project, since it is a major threat to agriculture and thus to their human rights to food and water.


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