[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 9 September 2013

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America. Amanda Romero, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Latin America & the Caribbean Researcher based in Colombia and Julia Neiva, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking countries Researcher and Representative based in Brazil, provide our coverage of these countries. This is not a comprehensive overview. It flags some major issues, cases, developments and trends. For more details see our website, with sections on over 190 countries, more than 5000 companies, and 150 issues.

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Related companies: A.P. Moller - Maersk Group Abbott Laboratories Aeroméxico Alcoa Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Antamina (joint venture BHP Billiton, Glencore, Teck, Mitsubishi Corporation) APM Terminals (part of A.P. Moller - Maersk) Aramark Archer Daniels Midland Arcor Banco Castilla-La Mancha (CCM) Banco do Brasil Banco Espírito Santo Banco Itau Barrick Gold Bavaria (part of SABMiller) Bayer Benetton BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) BP Bridas Corporation Bunge CaixaBank (part of La Caixa) Cargill Carlos Casado (part of Grupo Sanjose) Cementos Argos Cemex Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP & Glencore) Chevron Chiquita Coca-Cola FEMSA Codelco Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Compañia de Minas Buenaventura Consórcio Norte Energia Corriente Resources (joint venture Tongling Nonferrous Metals, China Railway Construction Corporation & CRCC-Tongguan Investment) Cosan Group Daimler Doe Run (part of Renco) Dole Drummond DuPont DynCorp EBX Eco Oro Minerals (formerly Greystar Resources) Ecopetrol Ecuacorriente (part of Corriente Resources) Emgesa (part of Endesa) Endesa (part of Enel) Enel EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) Excellon Resources FCC First Majestic Silver Ford Fortuna Silver Mines Forza (part of Securitas) Fresh Del Monte Produce Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo) Gas Natural General Motors Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher GlaxoSmithKline Glencore Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp) Gran Colombia Gold Grupo Eulen Grupo México Grupo Pellas Grupo Sanjose Grupo Vicini Heineken Hidro Santa Cruz (part of Hidralia Energía) Holcim (part of LafargeHolcim) HSBC Hudbay Minerals Inditex Infinito Gold InverCaixa (part of La Caixa) Isagen (part of Brookfield) Kappes, Cassiday & Associates Kinross Gold La Caixa La Nación Lafarge (part of LafargeHolcim) MAG Silver Maple Energy Mareña Renovables (joint venture Macquarie, Mitsubishi Corp. & PGGM) McDonald's Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler) Minera Cuzcatlan (part of Fortuna Silver) Minera Real Bonanza (part of First Majestic Silver) Minera Yanacocha (joint venture Newmont, Sumitomo & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura) Mitsubishi Group Monsanto (part of Bayer) Monterrico Metals (part of Zijin) MPX (part of EBX) Muriel Mining Nestlé New Balance Newmont (formerly Newmont Goldcorp) Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited (NSEL) Nidera Nike Occidental Petroleum Pacific Exploration & Production (Now Frontera Energy) Pacific Rim Mining PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela) PepsiCo Petrobras Petroperú Pfizer PGGM Philip Morris International Piedra del Águila Pluspetrol Prodeco (part of Glencore) PVH (Phillips-Van Heusen) Radius Gold Refinor Renco Repsol Rio Blanco Copper (part of Xiamen Zijin Tongguan Investment Development Corporation, part of Zijin Mining Group, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group Holding Co. Ltd. y Xiamen C&D Coperation Ltd.) Rio Tinto SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Santander Seaboard Securitas AB Group Shell Sodexo Southern Cross Syngenta Tahoe Resources (part of Pan American Silver) Teck Resources Telefónica Telmex Total Transocean Vale Vestas Wind Systems VF Corp Walmart Xstrata (part of Glencore) YPF Zara (part of Inditex) Zijin