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Minera Dolores (Minefinders), Chihuahua, México - 2008

for English see below

 

 

 

 

El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos (CIEDH) invitó a la empresa Minera Minefinders, dueña de Minera Dolores, a responder a los siguientes artículos de prensa que aducen supuestos impactos negativos de la empresa sobre las fuentes de agua y comunidades locales en Chihuahua, México:

 

- “Los de Abajo”, Gloria Muñoz Ramírez, La Jornada, México, 31 mayo 2008

 

- “Ejidatarios de Madera sufren represalias de minera y gobierno”, CIMAC, México, 31 diciembre 2007

 

La empresa le envió esta respuesta [PDF] al Centro de Información, 7 julio 2008, y adjuntó a su respuesta los siguientes artículos de prensa:

El CIEDH incluyó los materiales arriba mencionados en su boletín “Actualización Semanal” del 9 julio 2008.  

Después de ello, el CIEDH recibió la réplica de la organización ProDESC de México a la respuesta de la empresa. La carta de ProDESC está acá [PDF], 18 julio 2008.

 

Minefinders ha dicho que responderá a la carta de ProDESC.  Si el CIEDH recibe una nueva respuesta de Midefinders, la colgaremos en esta página.

 

 

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English

 

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Minefinders (parent company of Minera Dolores) to respond to two press articles alleging contamination of water sources, displacement and other harms to local communities in Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

A summary translation of one of the articles (from La Jornada, 31 May 2008) is available here.

 

The other article (in Spanish, from CIMAC, 31 Dec 2007) is here.

 

The company sent us a response, available here [DOC] (7 Jul 2008, translated from Spanish to English by the Resource Centre).

 

The Mexico-based NGO ProDesc sent the Resource Centre this statement [PDF] (18 Jul 2008), as a response to Minefinders.

 

Related article: Mexican Farmers say mine will destroy grazing land, Intercontinental Cry, 25 Jul 2008

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