Mining has devastating effects in Arcatao, El Salvador, Madison and Wisconsin. People from Arcatao, the department of Chalatenango and all over El Salvador have joined together to lobby, demonstrate and educate each other about the devastation and violence that gold mines bring to a community. In Wisconsin we have faced similar issues first with the proposed Crandon Mine and the more recently the proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine. Arcatao and MASCP share strategies and knowledge. Mining activists meet and share experiences. Cross border support and accompaniment thrive as the international anti-mining efforts educate, protest, litigate.