Orinoco Mining Arc Media
Declared in 2016, the largest mining project in Venezuela spans over 110,800 square kilometers affecting multiple indigenous nations, ecosystems, ocean outflow and regional economies. LACCCB 2018 hosted the first public forum for international scientific discussion on the issue.
Media related to the Orinoco Mining Arc will continue to be consolidated on this page.
We invite you to view the resulting CONFERENCE STATEMENT, prepared by attendees of LACCCB 2018 after the presentation of the symposium “An Insight into the Orinoco Mining Arc: its implications for Venezuela and the eastern Caribbean”, organized by the Venezuelan Society of Ecology, and voted on at the LACA member’s meeting.
View the Background section of this page for information published on circumstances surrounding the Orinoco Mining Arc
View the Post Conference Media section for information published after LACCCB 2018 in relation to the conference statement.
Mining arc Symposium at LACCCB 2018
Explora Magazine: June 2018 edition
Explore implications for the Mining Arc through this beautifully photographed 232 page expose of the ecosystems and people of the region.
Infoamazonia/Correa del caroni collaboration
Reporter Bram Ebus takes us on a media-rich journey through recent changes in the Mining Arc. This piece is winner of the 2018 Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award.
SOS Orinoco latest updates
The purpose of Project SOSOrinoco is to shed light on the existing body of work regarding the situation in the Amazonas and Orinoco regions of Venezuela
Seminario virtual "El Arco Minero del Orinoco: Un riesgo sin precedentes para Venezuela"
Post Conference Media
The Bloody Gold Rush. Pranes, Guerrilla and Military (.pdf download. Original article in Spanish)
June 2019 by Mónica Martiz and Manuel Sánchez
Feb 28, 2019 by International Crisis Group
Nov 20, 2018 by Kejal Vyas
An depth article by the Wall Street Journal discusses content of the report presented by SOSOrinoco to International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN & UNESCO in July 2018 on the current gold mining situation in Canaima National Park: A World Heritage Site in Venezuela - Click on link to read full Wall Street Journal article or view the article text and original report on which the WSJ article is based
October 10, 2018: by Cira Pascual Marquina – Venezuelanalysis.com
Sept 10, 2018: by Mark Gibson
Sept 7, 2018: by Margaret López
August 28, 2018: by Mike Shanahan
August 15, 2018
August 11, 2018 from Lapatilla
August 10, 2018: by Jewel Fraser
August 9 2018: Red Presna Verde
August 1st 2018: by Daniel Gutman:
This article was reprinted for the Belgium magazine: MO