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21 May 2015

Victims of violence at Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel mine ongoing efforts to obtain justice before Canadian & Guatemalan courts

Author: Sandra Cuffe, Mongabay.com (USA)

"Nickel Mine, Lead Bullets: Maya Q'eqchi' seek justice in Guatemala and Canada", 19 May 2015....

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9 October 2013

Revelations of Industrial Espionage Expose Underbelly of Canadian Support for Mining Companies [Brazil]

Author: MiningWatch Canada

News that the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has been spying on Brazil’s Mines Ministry starts to expose the extent to which the Canadian government is willing to go in the corporate interest…Glenn Greenwald’s ongoing reporting…has...

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26 September 2011

Guatemala: Radio report on recent lawsuits against Canadian mining firms over alleged human rights abuses, with a focus on lawsuit against HudBay

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26 September 2011

[Full audio - Unfinished Business]

Author: CBC/Radio-Canada

[full audio refers to allegations of displacement, rape, violence. Also refers to Inco (part of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce), Skye Resources (part of HudBay)]

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22 August 2007

Guatemala: Recuperating the Land that Belongs to Us

Author: Sandra Cuffe, Rights Action

The indigenous Q’eqchi’ community of Barrio Revolucion was among the six groups evicted during three rounds of forced evictions in November 2006 and January 2007...mining company Skye Resources, which acquired the controversial property rights granted...

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1 August 2007

[PDF] full report: "World Investment Report - Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development"

Author: UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD)

The World Investment Report 2007 focuses on the role of transnational corporations in extractive industries... Transnational corporations can bring in the finance and management skills [poor] economies need... But as we know, the extraction of natural...

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5 March 2007
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Author: Adital

...la [siguiente] declaración conc[ierne] los impactos de la industria minera sobre el medio ambiente, sobre los derechos humanos y los derechos indígenas, emitida en paralelo al evento «International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange -...

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6 December 2006

Canadian Mining, the Mayan-Q'ecqhi' People and the Cycles of Landlessness, Poverty and Repression

Author: Grahame Russell, Upside Down World [USA]

...Jose Chocoj Pan...was severely beaten by the Guatemalan National Police (PNC) and left for dead in a forest near the Skye Resources mining company...Over 90% of the population of El Estor are Q’eqchi’...On September 19, 2006, Jose went with his...

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22 November 2006

Mining Firms, Fearful of Prosecution, Taking Social Responsibility More Seriously [Canada]

Author: Lee Berthiaume, Embassy [Canada]

As the world's mining powerhouse, Canada has a great deal riding on the results of a public consultation reviewing the social responsibilities of the country's mining companies to communities in the developing world. That was the message [of] John...

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20 September 2006

Coumans talks on mining and its effects

Author: Andreas Lundberg, Michigan Tech Lode [USA]

On Monday, Sept. 18, Catherine Coumans, Ph. D. from MiningWatch Canada came to Michigan Tech to talk about “Global Mining and Indigenous Communities – Human Rights and Environmental Responsibilities.”... Tailings can be highly toxic and pollute water...

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