US lobbyist for El Salvador gold mines
This little news story says a lot about where power rests, when a Canadian gold mining company hires a Washington lobbying firm to lobby the US government concerning the Canadian firm's gold mining projects in El Salvador:
Gold mining company Pacific Rim Mining Corp. hired C&M Capitolink to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.
The firm will lobby for informational meetings with Congress, the State Department and other agencies regarding the company's gold mining project in El Salvador, according to the form posted online Dec. 3 by the Senate's public records office.
Canada-based Pacific Rim acquired the El Salvador mining project in 2002 through the acquisition of another mining company.
Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.
write about something a little more interesting please, i don't know, tourism or something.
they will be leaving soon, ALL gold miners
by plane, or best by boat, jaaaaaaaaaaaa
Ive written to my congressman about this just like every person should. A foreign Canadian company will not be mining in El Salvador.
Then again, if you stay in bed all day, you run no risk of getting run over by a bus!
Because of people who think like you, there is no future for the youth of El Salvador.
Move over little dog cause the big dog's moving in...and's he's anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-neoliberal, pro-immigrant rights chucho de la calles de Arcatao
ok, hommies in DC go get his ass
all pinchy canadians, [they never tip in restaurants]
also need to leave now, and canadian ambassador, be careful
yes big dogs out
rock and roll
Viva La Revolucion
hang all in public NOE especially that drug dealing bush buddy Hillary Mena AK will come out
and read Vince Flynn's 'Term Limits'
all congressmen/wome are a=ware of its implications
a very popular book on Larry King Live
It is interesting that in San Isidro, Pacific Rim has miners from the original mine in the 50's asking for jobs because they like the feeling of not have to be on the remesa dole. People do like the feeling of independence and the feeling of self worth when they earn it themselves. Many also had the opportunity to buy property, which in and of itself is a longer lasting form of wealth. These old timers tell PacRim that without the mine that opportunity might not have happened.
One ironic fact is that in Sensuntepeque There is a doctor whose father worked at the original mine. I am sure that he in part had his medical studies paid for as an extension of the economic wealth accrued from that employment. Now his daughter is a university student in the capital. Like a lot of leftover liberal hippies in the states who worked up their agendas without ever having worked in their lives, he is hypocritical enough to say that he doesn't think that mining will help the people. My personal belief is that he, like most anti-development folks have theirs and he doesn't want the havenots to get ahead.
I think PacRim is perfectly justified in hiring a lobbying firm in defense of their investment. Even "religious" groups use lobbyists to push their agendas in Congress. The Sanhedrin had lobbyists working Pilate against Christ. Does it mean anything? No, only that PacRim wants to be heard and lobbyists are one way of being heard against the noise of the vocal misinformed minority.