February 6, 2014 Untold Stories
Ben Depp, Nadja Drost
On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.
December 5, 2012 GlobalPost
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
Indigenous communities are the ones hit hardest by multinational companies mining in the rainforest. But with no one to stand up for them, can their rights be protected?
December 4, 2012 GlobalPost
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
Canadian mining interests threaten the Panamanian environment as well as the livelihoods of subsistence farmers and indigenous villages.
August 13, 2012 CBC News
Mellissa Fung
Local Panamanians have doubts about a giant Canadian-owned copper mine.
July 18, 2012 PBS NewsHour
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
As Canadian mining companies look to exploit vast swaths of the Panamanian rain forest, local protesters and environmental activists fight back.
June 19, 2012 CBC News
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in Panama in search of gold, silver and spices. Five hundred years later, it's not the Spaniards, but the Canadians who have come looking for riches.
June 18, 2012 CBC News
Lynn Burgess, Mellissa Fung
Are Canadian mining companies the "New Conquistadors" of Latin America? An interactive map shows the the mining conflicts in the region.
June 15, 2012 Untold Stories
Mellissa Fung
The Ngobe, an indigenous people in Panama, are struggling to keep their land out of the hands of Canadian mining interests.
June 15, 2012 CBC News
Mellissa Fung, Lynn Burgess
Precious metals and the rainforest are at stake in a battle between Canadian mining companies and local communities in Panama, a struggle that conjures up images of the Spanish Conquistadors.
June 14, 2012 Untold Stories
Mellissa Fung
Subsistence farmers in Panama turn activist to protect their land and their way of life from two Canadian mining giants that have other designs.