Here’s a story at truthout about the many environmental activists who have been killed in El Salvador, apparently opposing the interests of Pacific Rim Mining is dangerous for your health:
Anti-Mining Activists Killed in El Salvador
Tuesday 29 December 2009
by: Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW!
On Saturday, thirty-two-year-old Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto was shot dead near her home. She was eight months pregnant, carrying her two-year-old son. Sorto and her husband were both active members of the Cabañas Environment Committee, which has campaigned against the reopening of a gold mine owned by the Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining Company.
Last week, Ramiro Rivera Gomez, the vice president of the Cabañas Environment Committee, was shot dead by heavily armed men despite having been under twenty-four-hour police protection. Another anti-gold-mining activist, Marcelo Rivera, from a nearby town was kidnapped and murdered in June.
And what is really necessary right now is for these murders to be investigated, not just on a superficial level of trying to find, you know, the gunmen, but really going beyond that to investigate the intellectual authors behind these murders. They are very systematic. They are very targeted. And what we’ve seen—you know, as you mentioned, with Ramiro Rivera, he was under twenty-four-hour police protection. So the people who are responsible for this, who are calling the shots, or who are making this happen, must have a pretty extensive amount of financial resources or institutional resources. And so, it’s going beyond just chalking this up to common crime or gang-related violence.
But those executives of Pacific Rim Mining live far from the world in which those who oppose them are killed:
World Headquarters of Pacific Rim Mining:
Toll Free: 1-888-775-7097
Tel: (604) 689-1976 Fax: (604) 689-1978
#1050 – 625 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2T6
#105 – 3545 Airway Drive, Reno, NV
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer (Chairman)
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer has enjoyed a broad and successful career in the mining industry, including co-founding and/or directing numerous successful mining ventures such as Arequipa Resources, Francisco Gold, Miramar Mining, Peru Copper, Bear Creek Mining, Stornoway Diamonds, and Kinross. Catherine brings an extensive knowledge of mining finance and public relations as well as her exceptional reputation and network of industry contacts to Pacific Rim’s Board of Directors.
Thomas C. Shrake (President and CEO)
As President and CEO of Pacific Rim, Tom Shrake oversees Pacific Rim’s technical programs and project acquisitions, and implements the Company’s objectives and strategies. Tom is a veteran explorationist and mine-finder, holding senior positions in the past with Gibraltar Mines and Placer Dome amongst others. Tom has numerous ore deposit discoveries to his credit, including the Lomas Bayas and Fortuna de Cobre deposits in Chile. Tom has his finger on the pulse of the mining industry and his market savvy is a strong balance to his technical expertis
William Myckatyn (Lead Director)
Home telephone: 250-620-3626
Horsefly, BC V0L 1L0
Bill Myckatyn is the co-founder of Quadra Mining Ltd. and the former President of Dayton Mining Corporation (a predecessor company of Pacific Rim). Amongst his previous career roles, Bill was the President and CEO of Gibraltar Mines, and stewarded the company’s $550 million CAD takeover by Westmin Resources in 1996. Bill is a mining engineer with extensive technical and management experience in mining development and operations.
Home telephone: 604-987-4704
2330 Lloyd Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7P 2P5
Now retired, Tony Petrina has a wealth of experience in the mining industry. His 32-year career with Placer Dome included the roles of President, Vice-Chairman and CEO. Mr. Petrina was also a Director of Arequipa Resources and his expertise was integral in helping the company manage the takeover by Barrick
David Fagin lends his extensive experience in mining and finance to Pacific Rim’s Board as the Chair of the Audit Committee. David is the former COO of Homestake Mining Company and is currently a director of a number of mining and exploration companies, and of various mutual funds of the T. Rowe Price Group.
Thomas C. Shrake, President and CEO
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, Chairman
Steven Kraus, CFO
Barbara Henderson, VP Investor Relations
William Gehlen, VP Exploration
Ronda Fullerton, Corporate Secretary
Senior Technical Staff: David Ernst, Chief Geologist
Transfer Agent: Computershare Trust Company of Canada
Auditors: PricewaterhouseCooperc, LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia