Venezuelan Social Movements Converge on Supreme Court, Demand Injunction Against Mining Arc

June 5, 2016
By Lucas Koerner
Venezuela Analysis

Caracas – Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government.

The demonstration was organized by the Platform for the Nullity of the Mining Arc, an alliance of diverse movements and leading public intellectuals that emerged in response to a law authorizing open-pit mining in 12 percent of the nation’s territory.