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With only two days left before Brazil’s general elections, a corruption scandal involving the country’s state-owned oil and gas company has become a dead weight around the neck of the ruling party.

When it comes to mining policy, consensus is hard to find south of the Equator.

On September 7, Mexico’s environmental officials denounced the spillage of 40 million liters (10.5 million U.S. gallons) of sulfuric acid into the Bacanuchi, an affluent of the Sonora River, the major water source in one of Northwest Mexico’s driest states.

It takes a lot of water to mine copper. This week a new report from Chile revealed that copper mining in the country’s northern region consumes the equivalent of 20 Olympic swimming pools per hour...

Colombia is preparing to join EITI. As part of this effort, it has established a multi-stakeholder platform, in which civil society is represented by Transparency International – Colombia, Universidad del Externado and Fundacion Foro Nacional por Colombia, the last two being NRGI grantees.

Mineriaypetroleo.org fills a gap in public access to information about the extractive industries in Mexico, where oil extraction in nine states provides 35 percent of budget revenues and where mining concessions occupy 16 percent of all land.