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Monday, January 19, 2015

Open Letter: Last week, MiningWatch Canada and the Council of Canadians joined Amazon Watch and a dozen other environmental and human rights organizations to urge the Ecuadorian government to ensure a just, transparent, and expeditious investigation into the murder of indigenous leader and anti-mining activist José Tendetza. We also condemned the SWAT team raid on José Tendetza’s house and urge the investigators to refrain from intimidation tactics.

Monday, December 22, 2014

News release: The Colombian government agency defined the boundaries of 76% of the páramo - high altitude wetlands - in Santurbán, in the department of Santander. However, the ministry further announced that mining projects with titles and environmental licences could continue, putting the ecosystem in grave risk, given that it is a source of water for roughly 2 million people.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Press Release: On Wednesday, a Guatemalan judge decided that Tahoe’s former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, should stand trial for his role in a shooting attack on peaceful protesters in April of last year.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The last few months have been pretty eventful… Here's our round-up of recent news and analysis.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The following letter has been sent to authorities to demand a response from the Mexican and Canadian authorities to ensure justice for his death.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

News release: New evidence is emerging that Barrick Gold’s dealings with victims of violence by mine security and police at mine sites in Papua New Guinea and in Tanzania is primarily designed to protect the company from legal action, rather than to provide fair remedy for women who have been raped and men who have been hurt or killed by mine security.

Friday, November 14, 2014

News release: The Government of Canada released its revised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for extractive companies operating overseas, finally recognising its power to withdraw the substantial support that it provides such companies in order to make them accountable, but declining to apply that power in any meaningful way.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Press Release: During the morning hours of November 10, local residents from Uchucarcco, in the region of Cusco, Peru mobilized near the Constancia mining project to protest the HudBay MInerals’ sustained failure to make good on commitments with the local population. According to local media, a group of residents crossed the company’s security fence. Two individuals were detained by the significant police force that protects the camp.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

News release: London-based African Barrick Gold is being sued in the United Kingdom by Tanzanian villagers for deaths and injuries allegedly caused by security and police guarding the company's North Mara mine. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

(Corcoesto, Galicia, 30 October 2014) Edgewater Exploration Ltd. and Mineira de Corcoesto Ltd. are hiding the true extreme of their financial weakness behind a smokescreen. 

Ø  Mineira de Corcoesto’s accounts for the 2013 financial year show the company's non-compliance with Spanish accounting regulations as they have failed to amortize intangible assets.