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2 Feb 2006

Author:
Mines and Communities

El Comercio on Doe Run [Peru] [scroll down to second article]

The editorial position of El Comercio is not in favor of closing the La Oroya smelter, but rather has been consistently in favor of environmental safeguards and compliance with Peruvian law...[it]...asks again the question: what are the guarantees that Doe Run will comply with even a re-negotiated PAMA?...Why did the company send back to its stockholders undeclared profits of the same amount that could have been used to fulfill its obligations to the Peruvian Government and to the people of La Oroya?...The Government must act with energy and justice.

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