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Guatemala: Nickel mine allegedly continues to operate despite lockdown & court-ordered temporary suspension of license for lack of consultation
Author: Anna-Catherine Brigida, Mongabay
"Contentious Guatemala nickel mine 'ignores coronavirus lockdown'", 27 May 2020....
Author: James Dennis Hoff, Left Voice
Labor unions and rank and file union members across the country have been standing in solidarity with those protesting police violence in Minneapolis and other U.S. cities. Since the protests over the brutal and callous murder of George Floyd began on...
Honduras: New book reveals details of life & murder of Berta Cáceres, renowned defender who protected land & water from DESA dam project
Author: Nina Lakhani, The Guardian
"Who killed Berta Cáceres? Behind the brutal murder of an environment crusader", 2 Jun 2020...
- Related stories: Honduras: Seven men given prison sentences in the case of the murder of Berta Cáceres
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders Women human rights defenders
- Related companies: Desarrollos Energéticos (DESA)
International Corporate Accountability Roundtable issues statement in support of anti-racism protests in the United States
Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)
"ICAR Statement on Recent Anti-Racism Protests in the United States," 2 June 2020...
Author: Excelsior (México)
"Dos muertos y tres heridos deja derrumbe en mina de Teloloapan", 28 de mayo de 2020...
- Related companies: Grupo Peñoles
Extractive transparency watchdog releases strategy to support human rights defenders & civic freedoms
Author: Marion Mondain, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
"Rebels with a cause – a lesson in courage", 13 May 2020...
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- Related companies: Total
Mexico: Torex Gold responds to 4 cases of killings and the one disappearance of labour rights defenders and workers in the Media Luna mine in Guerrero over the past 3 years
The Canadian mining company Torex Gold is the owner of the Media Luna mine in Guerrero, Mexico. From 2017 until 2020 the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has registered the killing of four labour rights defenders who worked directly in or...