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15 August 2018
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Afectados por la contaminación y derrame de una mina en el Río Sonora, señalan que ni el gobierno, ni Grupo México han cumplido con las promesas y compromisos para reparar el daño tanto a la salud de los vecinos, como al medio ambiente y a las...

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14 August 2018
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Mientras que las organizaciones no gubernamentales han venido documentando desde hace tiempo la situación de las comunidades aledañas a la explotación petrolera Vaca Muerta, como el informe del Observatorio Petrolero del Sur, que ya en 2016 anotaba las...

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14 August 2018
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14 August 2018

Kenya: Report claims communities impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations not adequately consulted; includes company response & NGOs' rejoinder

A report by International Accountability Project (IAP) allege some members of the local community impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations did not have access to information about the proposed project neither were they consulted. The Business and...

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14 August 2018

So. Africa: Business association says proposed laws meant to reduce deaths from tobacco-related complications could "damage" the economy

Author: Bekezela Phakathi, Business Day (So. Africa)

"Calls mount for government to scrap proposed new tobacco laws"...

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13 August 2018
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Author: Resumen Latinoamericano

“El tiempo vale agua: Tauramena entre la explotación petrolera y la defensa del agua y el trabajo” – 9 de agosto de 2018...

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13 August 2018

Kenya: Flower farm workers allegedly earn below living wage, live in poor conditions & some women sexually harassed; industry association responds

Author: Patrick Kibet & Antony Gitonga, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“Why Kenyan flower farms is no bed of roses”...

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13 August 2018

Kenya: Locals claim lethal dust from Motrex company causing deaths & respiratory complications, company denies allegations

Author: Ernest Cornel, The Star (Kenya)

 "Lethal dust? Mombasa factory on the spot after 10 locals die"...

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13 August 2018

Kenya: Women acutely feel the negative impacts of oil discovery in Turkana, says columnist

Author: Professor Kennedy Mkutu, in The East African (Kenya)

"Oil discoveries in Turkana still to fuel women's emancipation"...

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13 August 2018

Open Gov't Partnership ambassador says civic space emergency is a threat to economic growth

Author: Dr. Mo Ibrahim, The B Team (USA)

"Serving Citizens Means Empowering Citizens", July 7, 2018 ...

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