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Latin American Update

Published by MAC on 2006-10-20


Latin American Update

20th October 2006

Native Brazilians have occupied their own lands, apparently seeking further compensation from the world's biggest iron ore miner which seized them in the first place. Canadians stand in solidarity with communities impacted by three British coal companies and call upon a New Brunswick utility to obtain adequate compensation for displaced villagers and improvement in workers' conditions.

This week we also publish a statement from Peru, highlighting last week's indictment of Doie Run's La Oroya smelter as one of the "ten worst sites" for pollution around the world.

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