Canadian mining companies
(Ottawa) Yet another anti-mining activist has been murdered in El Salvador. Canadian civil society organizations are calling for a full investigation into the murder of Juan Francisco Durán Ayala, the fourth such death in two years that local organizations believe are linked to the presence of Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining in the department of Cabañas.
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Canada Moves to Oversee Mining Firms
By Emilio Godoy , IPS
Amidst allegations that Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America have been complicit in the murders and harassment of labot activists, several positive developments in Canada are seen as a source of hope that firms may begin to be held accountable on human rights and environmental questions.