Community Sustainability and Mining in Southeastern Venezuela


With support from Business Partners for Development, Placerdome Inc. engaged in consensus building activities at the community level in southeastern Venzuela. Key issues and initiatives included improvements to health care services and facilities development, domestic water supply in local communities and ongoing relations with the small mining operators. The negotiations resulted in agreements involving seven aboriginal and criollio communities, three levels of government, the military, a US based Foundation and Placerdome.