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25 October 2016

Latina America: New report documents cases of violence & abuses of Canadian mining companies over a 15-year period; companies´ comments are included

The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JPAL) published a recent report documenting cases of alleged incidents of violence associated with Canadian mining companies in Latin America....

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25 October 2016

Report: The “Canada Brand”: Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America

Author: Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP)

This is the first report to profile specific forms of violence and criminalization associated with Canadian mining projects in Latin America over a fifteen year period…[W]e provide observations about the violent incidents studied…make observations...

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10 October 2011
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Author: Amnistía Internacional, sección Perú

Amnistía Internacional y la Asociación Guarango...[presenta]...un ciclo de cine sudamericano sobre el impacto de las industrias extractivas en los derechos humanos, [que] se mostrará en simultáneo en Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay y Perú...[Las...

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4 May 2010

[PDF] Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges

Author: Amy K. Lehr and Gare A. Smith, Foley-Hoag LLP

This report explores the benefits that Talisman Energy...might derive and the challenges it might encounter if it were to adopt a policy to secure the free, prior, and informed consent (“FPIC”) of indigenous peoples potentially impacted by its global...

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17 July 2009
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Author: Israel Rodríguez J., La Jornada [México]

Las empresas mineras de Canadá...poseen más de 70 por ciento de los proyectos de exploración, desarrollo y producción de metales preciosos...en México...Pese a los efectos devastadores donde operan...como en el caso de la Minera San Xavier en San Luis...

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1 February 2008

Extractive firms should obtain free, prior & informed consent of affected indigenous groups, says Canada's Ethical Funds

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1 February 2008

[PDF] Winning the Social License to Operate : Resource Extraction with Free, Prior, and Informed Community Consent

Author: Sustainability Perspectives, by Ethical Funds [Canada]

In recent years, resource extraction companies have seen development projects evaporate as communities have found the capacity and the will to oppose and shut down operations... To secure project access and ensure that invested assets eventually see a...

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17 September 2007
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Author: Milagros Salazar, Javier Cobeñas, La República [Perú]

La consulta vecinal convocada por tres distritos de las alturas de Piura para que la población se pronuncie sobre la actividad minera se desarrolló sin hechos de violencia ni amenazas. En medio de un escenario de tranquilidad, se impuso el "No" a la...

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17 September 2007

PERU: Communities Say 'No' to Mining Company in Vote

Author: Milagros Salazar, IPS

For the second time in Peru, a mining project was rejected by local communities in a popular referendum. More than 90 percent of those who came out to vote in three districts in the northern province of Piura said "no" to the mining operations of the...

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18 December 2006
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Author: Stephen Leahy, La Nación [Chile]

Activistas sociales quieren que el Gobierno de Canadá imponga obligaciones en materia de derechos humanos y ambiente a sus firmas mineras que operan en América Latina...“Canadá debe fijar límites a sus compañías”, dijo el activista Lucio Cuenca...[del]...

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