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Adam Cernea Clark is currently working with The Rich Coast Project on minority land rights in Costa Rica

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Greenwashing Away Minority Land Rights in Costa Rica

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Last week, something historic quietly happened in Costa Rica. After a lengthy uphill political and legislative battle lasting nearly 10 years, a bill that few in the outside world have ever heard of was finally signed into law by outgoing Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla. This tenuous victory is but...

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Romania in Crisis: Police Violence, Political Immunity, and Environmental Discontents

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Last Tuesday, as protesters chanted outside of government offices in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian legislature rejected Law 330/2013, which would have amended the current Romanian mining law in order to allow the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation's (RMGC) gold mining project to go forward.

The proposed gold mine in the...

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Rosia Montana: Of Roman Mines, Eco-Anarchists, and Corporate Power

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 9:20 AM

Yesterday, the stock of Gabriel Resources plummeted twenty percent on news that a special parliamentary commission had voted to recommend that the Romanian parliament reject a bill that would push forward the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation's approval for the largest open pit cyanide gold mine in Europe. Later in the...

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Is Cyanide in Its Autumn Hours? Greener Gold and the International Implications of a Romanian Ban on Cyanide

(17) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 9:45 AM

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Photograph of protests by Cristian Vasile.


Yet another Sunday afternoon passed in Romania with tens of thousands taking to the streets in protest against the Rosia Montana gold mining project and their government's opaque and irresolute response. Now over two...

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Saving Roşia Montana from International Trade Law

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 3:04 PM

After years of struggle and, most recently, historic protests throughout Romania and abroad, over 20,000 people took to the streets in Romania last week to protest a mining project in the western commune of Roşia Montana. Among the charges brought by the protestors were irrevocable harm to a historic location...

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