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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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

News release: Civil society groups and organizations in Bucaramanga, Colombia, today filed a complaint against the World Bank Group’s investment in Eco Oro Mineral’s Angostura mining project with the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), the independent grievance mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Among their concerns, the complaint cites the IFC’s failure to evaluate the potentially severe and irreversible social and environmental impacts of the project, a large-scale gold mine located in a fragile, high-altitude wetland called the Santurbán páramo, which provides water to over 2.2 million Colombians.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News Release: Communal landowners from the Ejido “La Sierrita” and workers from La Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico have filed a complaint against Excellon Resources under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations with government offices in Ottawa and Mexico City.

Monday, April 30, 2012

News release: A delegation of Central American and North American representatives called on Goldcorp to take responsibility for the cleanup at current mine sites, and alerted shareholders to outstanding public health issues, environmental degradation and conflict.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News Release: Several shareholders have filed a resolution with Goldcorp Inc. asking the company to commit to the full costs of closure of the Marlin mine in Guatemala, and to fully disclose its closure plans.

Monday, March 26, 2012

News release: The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI) has today filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Congolese families. The families are seeking leave to appeal the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss a human rights case against the Canadian corporation Anvil Mining Limited.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News release: While Mexican organizations protest in front of the Canadian Embassy Wednesday against the murder of an indigenous leader, Canadian NGOs call for a full investigation, respect for indigenous rights, and an end to corporate impunity.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

News release: Two years after filing a complaint with the RCMP for corruption allegations against Calgary-based Blackfire Resources, a group of Canadian civil society organizations would like to know where Canadian authorities stand on the company's controversial operations in Chiapas, Mexico. But, after an eighteen-month wait, a request for information to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade under the Access to Information Act is still unanswered.