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Pacific Rim: El Dorado mine in El Salvador


Located in San Isidro, Cabañas, the El Dorado mine is about 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, and 420 metres (1377 feet) above sea level. The area enjoys tropical weather and is characterised by humid subtropical forests. The Project is situated in the R io Lempa Basin, Copinolapa, San Francisco and Titihauapa.

There were 11,000 inhabitants in the area when exploration activities began in 2005. Cabañas has one of the highest poverty rates in the country.

The project — currently suspended — has generated great controversy because the activists opposing it have been assassinated. In addition, the company filed a polemic lawsuit against the Salvadoran State.

Click here for the factsheet (3 pages): FS_008_El Dorado

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