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6 December 2006

Canadian Mining, the Mayan-Q'ecqhi' People and the Cycles of Landlessness, Poverty and Repression

Author: Grahame Russell, Upside Down World [USA]

...Jose Chocoj Pan...was severely beaten by the Guatemalan National Police (PNC) and left for dead in a forest near the Skye Resources mining company...Over 90% of the population of El Estor are Q’eqchi’...On September 19, 2006, Jose went with his...

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4 October 2006
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4 October 2006
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Author: Natalia Castelnuovo, Lic. en Antropología Social

Frente al despiadado avasallamiento de su cultura, el desconocimiento de su identidad y la violación de su territorio por la irrupción de la Refinería del Norte S.A (REFINOR) y Conta S.R.L (subcontratista), en función de las obras de construcción de...

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4 October 2006

[DOC] Indigenous community takes multinational company to court

Author: Natalia Castelnuovo, Social Anthropologist

[Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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20 September 2006

Skye faces Guatemala protest

Author: Mining Journal [UK]

Canadian nickel mining company Skye Resources Inc is facing protests at its plan to reopen the Fenix project in Guatemala. An unspecified number of Mayan families occupied land associated with the project over the weekend, with the aim of establishing...

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18 September 2006
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14 August 2006
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Author: Amnistía Internacional

Jessica García, dirigente de la comunidad afrodescendiente garifuna del pueblo de San Juan Tela, departamento de Atlántida, en el norte de Honduras, ha sido amenazada y obligada a punta de pistola a firmar la cesión a una empresa inmobiliaria de unas...

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27 July 2006
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Author: Comisión Interecleasial de Justicia y Paz

El 8 de julio pasado en Maracaibo, Venezuela, los presidentes Uribe y Chávez, con la presencia del presidente panameño Martín Torrijos hicieron la primera soldadura que inauguró la construcción del gasoducto [Colombia-Venezuela]...A lado y lado de la...

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10 July 2006
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Author: IBLNEWS

La Asociación Médica de Perú denunció que la empresa farmacéutica estadounidense Ventria Bioscience, ha experimentado con niños lactantes para evaluar la efectividad de un arroz transgénico que contiene genes humanos cuyas proteínas serían usadas para...

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10 May 2006

[PDF] Power, protests and the police: The shootings at Shanwei [China]

Author: Mary Ho & Richard Welford, CSR Asia, in CSR Asia Weekly

[scroll down to p. 4] On 6th December 2005, a number of local villagers were killed and several more were injured during a protest in Shanwei, Guangdong, Southern China, over claims relating to inadequate compensation for land seizures by the...

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