Infinito Gold

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Communiqué: Mexican organizations and communities have issued a searing public statement to the heads of state of Canada, the US and Mexico who will meet in Toluca, Mexico on February 19th. The declaration expresses opposition to the free trade framework and related policies that further entrench the interests of extractive industry, while communities continue to suffer the harms of their operations without redress or respect for their right to self-determination.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

News release: Canadian organizations are disappointed that Calgary-based Infinito Gold has lodged a long-threatened investor-state lawsuit against the Costa Rican government in the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). They insist that Infinito management should drop the unwarranted legal action, accept the will of the Costa Rican people who rejected the mine, recognize the country’s 2010 ban on open-pit mining, and leave the country.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Communiqué: A petition circulating on sumofus.org rapidly obtained almost 300,000 signatures this past week. The petition, distributed in both English and Spanish, calls on Calgary-based Infinito Gold to stop threatening Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit over the Crucitas mine project near the border with Nicaragua and the San Juan River.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

News release: (Calgary) More than 14,000 people in Canada, Costa Rica, and around the world are sending a message to Infinito Gold CEO John Morgan at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting today in Calgary. They are asking that Infinito drop its $1-billion investment lawsuit against Costa Rica under the 1999 Canada-Costa Rica Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

(Public Statement) Organizations in Canada and Quebec demand that mining company drop spurious investment claim. They describe it as Infinto Gold's most disturbing attempt to date to intimidate the people, court system and government of Costa Rica over their rightful decision not to approve the controversial Crucitas gold mine near the San Juan River system.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Canadian Embassies have regularly gone to bat to protect the interests of Canadian mining companies in cases where communities don’t want them and/or where there have been egregious human rights and environmental abuses.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

News release: (Ottawa) On June 19, 2013, the Constitutional Chamber (Sala IV) of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court unanimously rejected Infinito Gold’s appeal of the November, 2011 decision of the Court’s Civil and Administrative Law Chamber (Sala I) annulling the concession for the company’s proposed Crucitas open-pit gold mine.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News release: (Ottawa) Eight Canadian organizations today sent a strongly worded letter to CEO John Morgan of Canadian mining company Infinito Gold, demanding that the company end its decade-long harassment of the people and the government of Costa Rica, and that it withdraw its April 4 threat to sue the small Central American country for US$1 billion if it is not allowed to build its Crucitas open-pit gold mine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, the Contentious Administrative Tribunal (TCA by its initials in Spanish) sided with the demand of organizations that form part of the Opposition Front to mining in the north of Costa Rica when it ordered the annulment of the concession for gold extraction granted to the transnational company Infinito Gold in the district of Crucitas de Cutris in San Carlos province, along the border of Costa Rica with Nicaragua.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION OF THE IUCN, BARCELONA, SPAIN

CGR4.MOT141 Exploration and exploitation of open-cast mining activities in Mesoamerica

(UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION)

WHEREAS there are decisions to invest in the exploitation of metallic minerals in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor that will affect thousands of hectares of primary forests, key watersheds in the area, and marine coastal areas rich in biodiversity, and thus human health and food security for the population;