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16 January 2018

Mexico: Leader of Veracuz fishermen opposing Tuxpan-Texas gas pipeline kidnapped

The fishermen of Veracruz have been opposing the Tuxpan-Texas pipeline being constructed by IEnova and TransCanada. Their leader Henry Márquez Escudero was kidnapped and released after 36 hours. The fishermen have been protesting against the pipeline...

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15 January 2018

Philippines: Women workers go on strike and allege undue termination or suspension of union officers

"FOA issue at electronics supplier Lakepower Converter," 30 December 2017...

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15 January 2018

Mexico: Villagers & ‘community police’ associated with opposition to La Parota dam attacked by unidentified armed men, Federal Police

Author: Upside Down World (USA)

“Anti-Dam Resistance Faces Death and Detention in Guerrero, Mexico”, 12 of January 2018...

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15 January 2018

So. Africa: Community members allege Royal Bafokeng Platinum mine security killed man during protest over labour issues; company denies allegation

Author: Africa News Agency (South Africa)

"Man shot dead during protest at #RBPlat mine", 12 Jan 2018...

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11 January 2018

Response by IEnova

This project is a 60-40% JV with TransCanada Corporation. TransCanada is the entity in charge of project development and in charge of providing communications to third parties such as Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

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10 January 2018

Kenya: Residents protest against water project; say they were not consulted & informed of its impacts

Author: Angwenyi Gichana & Alvin Ratemo, The Star (Kenya)

"Nyamira residents protest against Sh5bn water project"...

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10 January 2018

Turkey: Steel producer Posco fired 80 workers to prevent their attempts to unionize, says IndustriALL; co' denies allegations

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Posco to respond to allegations that 80 workers were fired at its steel plant in Kocaeli for joining IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş. The company's response is provided below.

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9 January 2018
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Author: Los Tiempos (Bolivia)

“Dirigente indígena denuncia a Ende Guaracachi” - 5 de enero de 2018...

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9 January 2018
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Author: La Jornada (México)

“Bloquean instalaciones de Pemex por afectaciones por derrame”, 8 de enero de 2018...

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9 January 2018

Uganda: Locals in oil-rich Buliisa to be evicted for oil processing facility construction reject govt.'s compensation proposal, say rate per acre is unfair

Locals in oil-rich Buliisa region whose land has been earmarked for an oil processing facility construction have rejected govt.'s compensation proposal and termed it as low, with some threatening not to sell their land to the government. [refers to...

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