HUDBAY MINERAL'S "EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIPS" IN PERU
On October 31, 2011, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) did two reports on the Canadian mining industry in general, on HudBay Minerals and serious human rights violations in Guatemala, and on the new, non-binding, Corporate Social Responsability Counsellor in Canada.
- Watch CBC TV "The National": http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/10/31/mining-watchdog-agency.html
- Listen to CBC Radio "World Report": http://www.cbc.ca/worldreport/ (Story starts at about 5:40 of the show)
On September 26, 2011, CBC radio reported on Canadian nickel mining companies operating in Guatemala: 50 years of forced evictions and other violations of human rights, including assassinations and gang rapes:
- 10-MINUTE FILM - 2007 EL ESTOR EVICTIONS: http://rightsaction.org/video/elestor/index.htm
- 5-MINUTE FILM - TESTIMONY OF ROSA ELBIRA, one of the gang rape survivors from the 2007 Lote Ocho forced eviction:
PERU TO REQUEST HOCHSCHILD, HUDBAY SUSPEND MINING ACTIVITY
February 09, 2012
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Peru's government said it will ask mining companies, including Hochschild Mining Plc and HudBay Minerals Inc., to suspend operations in the southern Andes during a 30-day environmental review.
Villagers from the highland area of Chumbivilcas, who say the companies are polluting the area, called off environmental protests while a commission prepares an environmental impact report on operations at Hochschild's Minera Ares SAC unit and Hudbay's Constancia copper deposit, Cabinet Chief Oscar Valdes' office said today in an e-mailed statement.
Protests by farmers last year halted projects by Newmont Mining Corp., Anglo American Plc and Southern Copper Corp. and may threaten $50 billion in mining investment commitments, according to the Andean country's Mining
Ministry. Newmont and Southern are reviewing environmental studies in a bid to jumpstart their projects.
Hudbay will continue engineering work at the Constancia project and has "excellent relationships" with communities, said John Vincic, a spokesman for Toronto-based HudBay. Hochschild's Crespo and Azuca properties are at the exploration stage and aren't producing, according to the company's website.
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