MAC: Mines and Communities

Latin American update

Published by MAC on 2007-03-09

Latin American update

9th March 2007

Yet another Argentinian province has voted to ban open-pit mining - - following those already imposed by the governments of Chubut, Río Negro and Mendoza.

A declaration from communities, beleaguered by Goldcorp's Marlin mine in Guatemala, have issued a declaration specifiying the damage and repression for which the Canadian company is held responsible, and condemning collusion by the authorities.

Landless farmers have blockaded CVRD-Inco's operations in Brazil, as part of nationwide demonstrations against the impact of big companies on the poor.

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