Call for Papers

 Caminando, vol. 37

Canadian mining industry in Latin America


Deadline to submit a proposal: January 31, 2023



Caminando is a bi-annual journal that aims to disseminate alternative information on social struggles and human rights in Latin America. Since 1980, Caminando has been a forum for reflection and action, through its mission to set forward critical perspectives on major issues impacting Latin American socio-political life, and shared struggles for the defence of rights and self-determination in Latin America, as well as in Quebec and Canada.

The journal also publishes stories and poems, as well as illustrations and photographs pertaining to the themes addressed in each issue. Caminando is published in French, in paper format. Articles are also published electronically on Érudit and EBSCO. Texts from previous editions and in their language of origin are also available online at

Caminando is published by the Committee for Human Rights in Latin America (CDHAL), a solidarity organization which is dedicated to defending and promoting human rights in reciprocity with social movements and communities in Latin America in the struggle for social, environmental, economic and cultural justice.


Next edition of Caminando

Latin America is a region of the world particularly affected by Canadian mining activities. Nearly half of the mining assets held abroad by Canadian mining companies are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Contrary to the rhetoric of the Canadian state, the operations of these companies are linked to many human rights violations. For the period 2000-2015, for instance, the activities of 28 Canadian mining companies were linked to at least 44 murders, 403 injuries and 709 cases of criminalization. This violence is even more important as many cases are not listed. Finally, a context of impunity reigns around these mining activities, as evidenced by the difficulties for victims to obtain justice and reparation before local or Canadian courts.

Therefore, this next volume of Caminando aims to make visible the situation of systemic violation of rights by Canadian mining industries in Latin America and to document the resistance movements led by the affected communities. A first issue will be published in May 2023 and a second is planned for November 2023.

By way of example, but not exclusively, your contributions could address the following themes and sub-themes:

– The impacts of mining on health, the situation of women and communities
– The regularization of mining companies in Canada
– The mining industry and the militarization of territories
– The increase in violence and the presence of organized crime
– The post-pandemic and green mining discourse
– Peoples’ self-determination, consent and consultation
– Experiences of hope, alternatives, resistance


Text format

Poems, testimonies, interviews, spoken word performances, critical analyses, event reports, reflections, and any other type of contribution will be considered.


Editorial criteria and processes

At submission

Articles are first read by the journal coordinator before being assigned to a member of the editorial board, according to their field of specialization and/or mother tongue. The criteria for the publication of papers in Caminando are that:

  1. The article’s subject matter is discussed through a critical lens.
  2. Depending on the type of text, statements made by the author are supported by relevant documentation.
  3. The text is structured in such a way as to facilitate readability (logic, clarity, conciseness).
  4. Quality of the language is maintained throughout all types of contributions

After submission

On submission, the manuscript is assigned to a member of the editorial board covering the subject area, according to their mother tongue. The board’s role is to edit articles, taking into account analytical and critical positioning, structure and quality of language such as listed above. Furthermore, it is the board’s role to assess whether received manuscripts respect Caminando’s objectives, values and themes, while ensuring a variety of opinions and analyses, and to request modifications if needed. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to refuse an article that does not meet the stated criteria.

Translation and Revision of Texts

Following their review by the editorial committee, articles are translated by a team of volunteer translators. Translations are consequently revised by a volunteer reviser before being finally copyedited by the Caminando coordinator.


Publication Guidelines

Publication Guidelines are available here.


Deadline for submissions

If you would like to contribute to the next volume of Caminando, please send a provisional title and short summary of your text by January 31, 2023, to

Full papers must be received by February 24, 2023. You are welcome to submit your article earlier if it is ready.