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4 July 2016
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Author: Daniel Villatoro García, Plaza Pública (Guatemala)

“La Puya: una comunidad en resistencia, una empresa insistente”, 1 de Julio de 2016...

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24 June 2016

Guatemala: Intl. unions condemn murder of Guatemalan union leader Brenda Estrada; 62 union members have been killed in 8 years

Author: Tula Connell, Solidarity Center

 “Guatemalan union leader’s murder a ‘cowardly act’”, 23 Jun 2016...

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13 June 2016
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Author: Prensa Latina, Minería en Línea

“Minera amenaza a Guatemala de poner demanda en Estados Unidos”, 9 Junio de 2016...

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6 April 2016

US Govt. finds serious labour abuses in Peruvian export industries, following union complaint

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum (USA)

"U.S. Department of Labor releases report finding serious labor rights abuses in key Peruvian export industries", 21 March 2016...

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13 October 2015

Guatemala: Analyst says Central American trade deal's failure to protect labour rights should inform TPP

Author: Dan DiMaggio, Labournotes

 “As TPP deal inked, Guatemala labor case unmasks free trade's empty promises”, 6 Oct 2015...

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19 June 2013
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Author: José De Echave y Emma Gómez (Perú)

...[L]los pobladores de La Oroya optaron por acudir al sistema de justicia de los Estados Unidos buscando que la casa matriz de Doe Run asuma su responsabilidad por la contaminación por plomo y los daños a la salud de 107 niños de esa localidad durante...

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2 April 2013
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Author: CentralAmericaData.COM

La minera canadiense había sido autorizada a explotar la mina El Dorado en el año 2002…[pero gobiernos posteriores dijeron] que no autorizaría ningún proyecto minero…En 2007, Pacific Rim demandó al Estado por no recibir los permisos de explotación, por...

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6 December 2011

[video] Getting Action: More Powerful than Governments - How corporations use global investment rules to get around democracy

Author: Jim Shultz, Democray Center & Institute for Policy Studies

We should be able to decide in our own communities whether we want to risk a polluted river in exchange for the promise of some gold…[A]ll over the world citizens organize and advocate for laws to protect us from corporate abuse. Sometimes we do win...

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1 April 2011

The Goldman Environmental Prize: Francisco Pineda, El Salvador

Author: The Goldman Environmental Prize

Living under the constant threat of assassination, Francisco Pineda courageously led a citizens’ movement that stopped a gold mine from destroying El Salvador’s dwindling water resources and the livelihoods of rural communities throughout the country....

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1 February 2011

Solving the Human Rights Challenge

Author: BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

This year may well prove to be a watershed moment for business and human rights. In June, Professor John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, will present his final recommendations for managing business impacts on human...

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