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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

News release: Approximately 100 soldiers and officers of the Mexican Army and Federal and state police agencies used force to break through a peaceful protest in front of Excellon Resources' La Platosa mine.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News release: A leaked Goldcorp lobbyist's invitation to a Member of Parliament to join a junket to Guatemala raises questions about how the company might be trying to throw its weight around in the Central American country.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

News release: Barrick Gold's recent second quarter results reveal cost overruns in the binational Pascua Lama project on the border between Chile and Argentina that point to serious challenges to this project's overall feasibility from communities, civil society organizations, and government officials acting in the public interest.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

News release: Excellon Resources puts company's main operation, La Platosa, at risk over lack of willingness to address terms of contract with communal landowners in Durango, Mexico.

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.