Mexico: Communities protest over alleged harms to health & access to water, and increase in conflict, by titanium mining of Honour Up

Locals and NGOs have been protesting against titanium mining concessions of Honour Up Trading due to possible negative impacts to health, the environment, access to water, and social conflict.  

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Honour Up Trading to response to these allegations; the company did not respond. 

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Company non-response
24 November 2015

Honour Up Trading did not respond

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20 October 2015

Mexican farmers accuse mining companies of shady tactics in Chiapas

Author: Renata Bessi & Santiago Navarro, Truthout

…Chinese mining company Honour Up Trading is seeking to gain control…to exploit one of the biggest seams of titanium in Mexico…[N]eighbors in Los Cacaos express acute fears about the potential environmental effects…"If they build tunnels, the mountain will collapse, because it is a very wet area,"…He [local] believes that local leaders "were tricked into signing off on the exploration process" by the mining company…Residents of Los Cacaos are also alarmed about the prospect of increased titanium mining due to its damaging health effects. According to [an] organization, in Mexico's Soconusco region, cases of…cancer are five times higher…"Young pregnant women are now having fetal deformities, and miscarriages too. That's why we don't want the mines"…Local residents have carried out protests this year in nearly every community against the impacts of mining…

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