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January 2012

Between Gold and Tradition

Manuela Gallini, member of our group Mujeres del Agua in Venezuela, has written an article on the situation in the south-east of the country entitled “Between Gold and Tradition”. The original text in Spanish is available here, and a (rough) translation into English is available here.

Working group at UN

LAMMP attended the introductory exchange between stakeholders and the United Nations’ Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, which was held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 20th January. Project Director Glevys Rondón submitted the following: LAMMP works in Latin America …

Rio Blanco signatures delivered

A declaration signed by many inhabitants of the area affected by the Rio Blanco mining project in Ecuador, declaring that they had never been consulted on the impact of the mine, was delivered to the offices of the Defensoría del Pueblo in Azuay. More details are available here (in Spanish), …