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12 June 2013

Mexico loses arbitration case involving Spanish company

Author: EFE

The World Bank's International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has handed down a ruling against the Mexican government in a case involving Befesa, a unit of Spanish industrial company Abengoa... The arbitration panel found that the...

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15 January 2010
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Author: El Universal [México]

El ayuntamiento de Zimapán, Hidalgo, inició un litigio en contra de la empresa española Befesa, a fin de revocar los permisos que le fueron otorgados...para operar un confinamiento de desechos tóxicos...[Befesa] se asentó en el lugar donde pretendía...

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12 January 2008
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Author: Mariana Norandi, La Jornada [México]

El movimiento ciudadano Todos somos Zimapán, de Hidalgo, anunció nuevas acciones de desobediencia civil pacífica para este año, con la finalidad de evitar la construcción del confinamiento de desechos industriales tóxicos y peligrosos que la empresa...

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19 January 2006

Bechtel Drops $50 Million Claim to Settle Bolivian Water Dispute [Bolivia]

Author: Environment News Service (ENS)

Bechtel, a global engineering and construction company based in San Francisco, today reached agreement with the government of Bolivia, dropping a legal demand for $50 million after a revolt over privatizing water services in the city of Cochabamba...

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