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23 May 2012
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Author: Walter Oppenheimer, El País [España]

Noemí Gualinga y su hija, Nina Siren, han traído a Londres la voz de los pueblos indígenas de América y en particular de los Kichwa de Sarayaku, Ecuador. Estaban en primera fila en la presentación del informe anual de Amnistía Internacional sobre los...

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14 May 2012

[PDF] Will the next Nicky Oppenheimer please stand up?

Author: Alan Martin, Partnership Africa Canada

The WDC must look beyond the current outdated definition...and embrace one proposed by the United States, the current chair of the KP: “Conflict diamonds are rough diamonds used to finance, or otherwise are directly related to, armed conflict or other...

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4 January 2012

Chevron’s Ecuador case takes new twist

Author: Ed Crooks and Naomi Mapstone, Financial Times

For Chevron shareholders, an Ecuadorean court’s confirmation on Tuesday evening of an $18bn damages award against the company has been a non-event. Yet the legal battle over pollution caused by Chevron’s predecessor Texaco in the Amazon region of...

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18 October 2011

Chevron may rethink Ecuador strategy after US court move on Shell: analyst

Author: Leslie Moore Mira, Platts

Chevron likely wants a resolution in the ongoing legal dispute over the former Texaco assets in Ecuador, Oppenheimer analyst Fadel Gheit said...adding that...US Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case charging Shell for human rights violations in...

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7 January 2010

Zimbabwe launches public diamond auction

Author: Tony Hawkins, Financial Times

In a controversial move Zimbabwe on Thursday launched its first public auction of diamonds from the disputed Chiadzwa diamond fields. The auction, announced by Mbada Diamonds, a joint venture between the government-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development...

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27 June 2008
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Author: Marc Roche, Le Monde [France]

Le groupe minier britannique Anglo American se confond à ce point avec le Zimbabwe. La révélation, mercredi 25 juin, par l'opposition d'un investissement de 400 millions de dollars (257 millions d'euros) dans une mine de platine par ce conglomérat...

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12 August 2007

China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People

Author: Keith Bradsher, New York Times

At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets...in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and...

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14 June 2007

Nevada mercury emissions could threaten Idaho ecology [USA]

Author: Alyson Oüten, Idaho News [USA]

The Jerritt Canyon Mine, [owned by Yukon Nevada Gold]…is under scrutiny for pumping nearly 10,000 pounds of mercury into the air every year - while claiming it was emitting just a fraction of that…"It's something that effects Idahoans lives, it...

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23 November 2006

Kalahari diamond search rekindles Botswana’s Bushmen dispute

Author: Tom Price, Business Day [So. Africa]

After years of debate over the link between the relocation of Botswana’s Kalahari Bushmen and diamond exploration, renewed mineral exploration on Bushmen land is rekindling the controversy... Business Day has confirmed that TH Drilling (THD) of...

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3 November 2006

Conflict diamond watchdog urged to show bite

Author: Nicol Degli Innocenti, Financial Times

The stage is set for a blistering confrontation over so-called conflict diamonds at a crucial meeting of governments, industry and non-governmental organisations in Botswana. The...Kimberley Process...[faces] unprecedented calls for the...initiative...

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