Jen Moore is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. This article is based on Voices from the Ground: How the Global Mining Industry is Profiting from the Covid-19 Pandemic, with contributions from Earthworks (USA), the Institute for Policy Studies (USA), London Mining Network (UK), MiningWatch Canada, Terra Justa, War on Want (UK), and Yes to Life No to Mining.
By Jen Moore, Inequality.org
Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire populations under lockdown and economies falling apart, mining companies have also hopped on the pandemic profiteering bandwagon