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1 April 2005
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Author: Programa de Derechos Humanos de la Escuela de Cultura de Paz, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

[resumen de las noticias e iniciativas más importantes sobre empresas y derechos humanos en abril 2005] [se refiere a Dole, Riggs, Splendor Flowers, Barrick Gold, Repsol, Aguas del Illimani (parte de Suez), ChevronTexaco, Aracruz, Celulosa Arauco,...

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1 April 2005
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Author: SwedWatch

Este reporte...Trata acerca de los trabajadores de la industria de la fruta en Chile y Sudáfrica...SwedWatch ha realizado entrevistas con...empleados...[que] trabajan directa o indirectamente para las empresas que venden al mercado sueco. [se refiere a...

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15 April 2005

Chile's Fresh Fruit Boom Not So Sweet For Workers

Author: Ignacio Badal, Reuters

...low wages and harsh working conditions are the dark side of Chile's booming fresh fruit industry and buoyant economy...Most fruit pickers in Chile work for medium-sized growers that sell fruit to big exporters who work for global fruit giants such...

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18 April 2005

Honduran Farm Workers Sue Companies Over Pesticide

Author: Nichola Groom, Reuters

More than 600 Honduran banana pickers are suing some of the world's biggest fruit growers and chemical manufacturers, claiming they distributed and used a US-banned pesticide in Central America that was known to cause sterility...Dow Chemical disputed...

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29 April 2005
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29 April 2005

Solidarity with Nemagon Victims in Nicaragua

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

Over 100,000 Nicaraguans suffer from the numerous effects of Nemagon [a toxic pesticide] exposure, which include dermatological and reproductive disorders and fatal cancers. At least one thousand Nicaraguans have died as a result of exposure to the...

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3 May 2005
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Author: Francesc Relea, El Pais

Una de las principales reivindicaciones es que el Gobierno y el Parlamento mantengan en vigor la Ley 364, aprobada en el año 2000, en virtud de la cual un tribunal de justicia nicaragüense condenó en 2002 a las multinacionales Dow Chemical, Shell Oil...

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4 May 2005
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Author: Entrevista con Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE, por Maude Malengrez, Infosud

Edelina García, sindicalista de la FENACLE (Federación Nacional de Campesinos e Indígenas Libres de Ecuador)...habla sobre la falta de derechos de que adolecen los trabajadores ecuatorianos...[Dice] "Solamente se ve lo que se quiere ver y eso es lo que...

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4 May 2005
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres (CISL)

...Edelina Garcia, syndicaliste de la Fenacle, la Fédération Nationale des Associations de paysans et Indigènes libres de l’Equateur qui regroupe plus de 250.000 travailleurs, indigènes ou petits paysans indépendants dans le secteur de la banane,...

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4 May 2005

Spotlight interview with Edelina Garcia [trade union organiser for the National Federation of Free Peasants' and Indigenous Peoples' Associations (FENACLE) Ecuador]

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

Edelina Garcia, a trade union organiser for FENACLE, the National Federation of Free Peasants' and Indigenous Peoples' Associations grouping 250,000 workers in the banana sector, speaks about the non-existence of workers' rights in Ecuador...[refers...

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