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July 2012

Checkmate for Barrick Gold

ARGENTINA’S SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GLACIER PROTECTION LAW Straddling the high peaks of the southern Andes, the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold’s $5Bn. Pascua Lama project, one of the company’s most controversial open-cast mining operations, looms menacingly over Argentina and Chile. The project, covering 2,600km2 between the two countries, will not …