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Latin American Update

Published by MAC on 2006-06-05
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Latin American Update

5th June 2006

A new study from Chile damns further Barrick's highly controversial Pascua-Lama project.

Attempts by two other Canadian mining to proceed with mines in Argentina (Megauranium), Ecuador (Ascendant), and UK-based Monterrico's plans in northestern Peru, incite further demonstrations. (Readers who understand Spanish can view detailed reports of these events below the English language summaries)

Following one of Latin America's worst-ever mining disasters earlier this year, Mexican mineworkers suffer yet another "accident".

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