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26 June 2017

Guatemala: Police uses teargas against protesters blocking Tahoe Resources mine over alleged negative impacts; company points to prior attempts at engaging stakeholders

Author: Henry Lazenby, Mining Weekly (Canada)

“Guatemala police clear access to Tahoe’s blocked Escobal mine”, 23 Jun 2017...

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26 June 2017
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Author: Alejandra Arteaga, Huffington Post (México)

“Estas empresas pusieron su granito de arena por la inclusión en el Mes del Orgullo”, 24 de Junio de 2017...

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26 June 2017

Tanzania: 66 arrested after invading Acacia's North Mara mine to steal ore & demand compensation for land & alleged pollution

Author: Andrew Topf, Mining.com

"Villagers invade Acacia's North Mara mine in Tanzania"...

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25 June 2017

Cambodia: Villagers' protest lead to road access deal with Vietnamese-owned rubber company; unrestricted transport of goods and access to farmland allowed

Author: Pav Suy, Khmer Times

"Kratie protesters negotiate road access deal,"  22 June 2017...

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23 June 2017

Ethiopia: Proposed oil company aims to boost locals' livelihoods in in Oromia, where many protested in 2015 against land grabs & govt. neglect

Author: Nizar Manek, Bloomberg

"Protest-Hit Ethiopia Region Plans Oil Company to Calm Unrest"...

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21 June 2017

Egyptian court reduces prison sentence against Tourah Cement workers who protested dismissal

Author: Ahram Online (Egypt)

Egypt appeals court reduces sentence on workers jailed for illegal protest, 18 June 2017...

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21 June 2017

German firms breach human rights abroad, govt. must to do more, finds study

Author: Deutsche Welle

In a joint publication [...] NGOs Germanwatch and Misereor have highlighted numerous examples of human rights abuses by German companies operating abroad... A third of the abuse allegations are concerning businesses in the energy and raw materials...

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20 June 2017
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En febrero, pobladores locales se manifestaron contra las actividades mineras de Condor Gold en la mina La India. La empresa presentó acusaciones legales contra los opositores. ONG han denunciado estos actos "en contra la libertad de expresión"....

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20 June 2017

USA: Dairy farm workers & activists march on Ben & Jerry’s factory to protest against slow negotiations on "Milk With Dignity" programme; includes company's comments

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19 June 2017

So. Africa: Sibanye Gold fires 1,500 workers for allegedly participating in wildcat strike; union says its members unfairly dismissed

Author: Ed Stoddard, Reuters (South Africa)

"South Africa's Sibanye says sacks 1,500 workers over wildcat strike", 15 June 2017...

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