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Thursday, July 19, 2012

News release: In a report released today, the business and human rights organisation Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) catalogues the inadequacies of the London Stock Exchange’s regulatory framework. The Central African Mining and Exploration Company plc (CAMEC) was allowed to trade and flourish on London’s junior Alternative Investment Market (AIM) despite its close links to Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF party (Zimbabwe), the dubious provenance of its Congolese mining assets, and the unsavoury reputation of key business associates.

Monday, July 16, 2012

News release: On July 12, 2012, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project submitted a request to the Ontario Securities Commission to investigate junior mineral resource company Excellon Resources, Inc., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The request suggests that Excellon may have breached the Ontario Securities Act disclosure requirements.

Monday, July 16, 2012

News release: Late last week, the World Bank Group accepted a complaint and will evaluate its investment in Eco Oro Minerals’ Angostura mining project, a proposed large-scale gold mine located in a fragile, high-altitude wetland called the Santurbán páramo, which provides water to over 2.2 million Colombians. The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), the independent grievance mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will review complaints alleging that the IFC failed to evaluate the project’s potentially severe and irreversible social and environmental impacts.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

News release: On July 12, representatives of the Ejido La Sierrita (communal landowning structure), the non-governmental organization Proyecto de Derechos Económicos Sociales y Culturales, A.C. (ProDESC), and other human rights organizations held a press conference to present the dire situation of a blockade of the La Platosa mine.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

News release: The Peruvian government should immediately cease the violent repression of mining protesters, over 80 leading environmental and human rights organizations wrote today in a statement that will be delivered to Peruvian embassies and consulates in the United States and Canada.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release: On July 8, 2012, over 70 members of the Ejido (communal landowners) 'La Sierrita', in Tlahualilo, Durango, blockaded the La Platosa mine run by Minera Excellon de México S.A. de C.V., subsidiary of Canadian mining company Excellon Resources.

Friday, July 6, 2012

News release: On July 5, 2012, workers at Excellon Resources' La Platosa mine voted to determine which union would control their Collective Bargaining Agreement. International observers and workers report on the complete absence of conditions for a fair vote.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

News release: Following complaints raised in Canada by Mexican landowners, Excellon Resources comes to the table. Refusal to address key issues on the part of the company, however, leads the community to doubt that a successful resolution is within sight.

Friday, June 22, 2012

News release: Community leaders in Ecuador welcome the announcement that Canadian mining company IAMGOLD is selling its Quimsacocha project, located near the city of Cuenca in south-central Ecuador.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News release: Today Canadians are standing in solidarity with civil society in the Pacific against deep sea mining. Nautilus Inc. is leading the rush to mine the sea floor in the Pacific. If it goes ahead, its Solwara 1 project in the Bismark Sea off Papua New Guinea will be the world’s first commercial deep sea mine.