|Worst Companies in the World: US, Monsanto, Peabody and Barrick|
by Brenda Norrell, The Narcosphere
The United States was voted the Worst Company in the World, followed by Monsanto, Peabody Energy Corp. and Barrick Gold
|Don't cry for me Argentina's glaciers|
The Great Beyond
November 17th, 2008
Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, has just vetoed a bill to protect the country’s glaciers, reports Reuters. The bill was passed only a month ago by Argentina’s congress.
|Environmentalists Decry Argentina Presidential Veto of Bill That Halted $2.4 Billion Mine with Chile|
Latin American Herald Tribune
November 15th, 2008
Environmental groups expressed their displeasure with the decision by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez to veto a glacier-protection bill that would have restricted mining and oil drilling.
|Argentina vetoes glacier law that curbed mining|
November 14th, 2008
Argentina's president has vetoed a law protecting the country's glaciers that would have restricted mining and oil drilling, officials and environmental campaigners said on Friday.
|Native Community in Desert Oasis Threatened by Mines|
by Daniela Estrada, InterPress Service
October 9th, 2008
The Diaguita indigenous community in Huasco Alto, surrounded by rich gold, silver and copper deposits in the northern Chilean region of Atacama, are engaged in a struggle to prevent mining projects from infringing on their territory and destroying their way of life and ancestral identity.
|PASCUA LAMA UPDATE: Project mired in conflict|
September 4th, 2008
Construction of the Pascua Lama mine, which straddles the border between Chile and Argentina, was scheduled to begin two years ago. But the lucrative project remains on hold while a dispute continues between the governments of Chile and Argentina regarding taxation.
|US and Canada Found Guilty of Racism|
by Haider Rizvin, Inter Press Service
August 8th, 2008
UNITED NATIONS - The international community now fully recognises the native peoples' right to protect their lands and live distinct lifestyles. Yet, most of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples continue to face abuse and injustices at the hands of state authorities and commercial concerns.
|Meeting Crashers: Anti-mining activists confront shareholders at AGM|
by Veronica Islas, http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1921
July 14th, 2008
It was the first time that Mexican Congressman Armando Barreiro, historian Juan Carlos Ruiz Guadalajara and hydraulic engineer Mario Martinez visited Toronto, but this trip was not a vacation.
|Bachelet Protested during her Berkeley Visit|
by David Moderbach
June 12th Chilean president Michele Bachelet visited Berkeley, California and was met by some 30 persons protesting Chilean treatment of Mapuche communities, hydroelectric dams, and against Bachelet's support for Big Mining and Barrick Gold.
Droits autochtones et déploiement
des transnationales minières|
Invités Sergio Campusano, Chef de la communauté autochtone Diaguita Huascoaltina, Chili
Neville « Chappy » Williams, Chef de la communauté autochtone Wiradjuri, Australia
Jethro Tulin, Représentant de la communauté autochtone Ipili, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée
Participation spéciale William Sacher Co-auteur du livre Noir Canada : corruption, pillage et criminalité en Afrique
|ACTION ALERT: Protesters Demand Accountability Outside Barrick Gold's AGM|
May 6th, 2008
On 6 May protesters gathered outside Barrick Gold's Annual General Meeting to protest the companies destructive mining operations around the world.
|CHILE INDIGENOUS POLICY REPORT SLAMS CELCO AND PASCUA LAMA PROJECTS|
by Matt Malinowski, Santiago Times
April 30th, 2008
Authors Say Recent Government-Backed Policy Reforms Fall Short The Chilean government’s approval of large-scale business projects — including forestry company CELCO’s waste duct to the Pacific Ocean and mining company Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama gold mine in the Andes mountains — now represent the most severe threat to the country's indigenous communities, according to a report filed last week by Chile's Observatory for Indigenous Rights (ODPI).
|Barrick skeptical on Pascua-Lama project|
by Reporting by Robert Melnbardis; editing by Matthew Lewis, REUTERS
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) is not convinced there will be a resolution soon of tax and permit issues delaying its proposed $2.4 billion Pascua-Lama mine in Argentina, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
|Sisters take on mining giant|
by Michael Swan, Catholic Register
February 29th, 2008
The Quebec-based teaching order Les Soeurs des Sainte-Anne, with the backing of Les Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jesus et de Marie and the union-backed pension and mutual fund company Batirente, want Barrick Gold Corp. to answer questions about the company’s $2.4-billion Pascua Lama project, an open pit gold mine the company is developing high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile.
|CHILE-ARGENTINA: Pascua Lama Mining Project on Hold|
by Daniela Estrada, Inter Press Service
January 17th, 2008
Nearly two years after winning environmental approval from the Chilean government, the controversial Pascua Lama gold mining project of the transnational Barrick Gold Corporation remains without a launch date.
|ENVIROS DETECT HYPOCRISY IN CONAMA’S SUPPORT OF INVESTIGATION|
by Alex Cacciari, Santiago Times
December 13th, 2007
Leaders of the Chilean environmental movement spoke out Wednesday against the National Environmental Commission’s (CONAMA) support of the government’s monitoring of environmental NGO campaigns. This comes after the Chilean daily La Tercera disclosed last Friday that Chile’s National Intelligence Agency (ANI) has increased oversight of environmental campaigns against three of the country’s most controversial environmental undertakings – the Aysén dam, the Pascua Lama gold mine, and Celulosa Arauco’s (CELCO) proposed waste duct into the sea.
|CHILE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY MONITORS ENVIRONMENTAL NGOS|
by Matt Malinowski, La Tercera via The Santiago Times
December 10th, 2007
Environmental Activists Alarmed, But Not Surprised About The News
|Barrick to buy Arizona Star for $773M, looking to cash in on high gold prices|
The Canadian Press
TORONTO - Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) is hoping to cash in on high gold prices by buying Arizona Star Resource Corp. (TSXV:AZS) for C$773 million in a friendly deal that will give it control of one of the world's largest undeveloped gold and copper projects - the Cerro Casale deposit in Chile.
|Barrick targets Chile project: Miner bids for Arizona Star to gain control of hugely expensive gold, copper venture |
by ANDY HOFFMAN AND JOHN PARTRIDGE , The Globe and Mail
In a deal marking a bullish shift in sentiment for the world's largest producer, Barrick Gold Corp. is offering $773-million for Arizona Star Resource Corp. to gain control of a massive gold and copper project in Chile that has languished in uncertainty for more than a decade.
|CHILE APPEALS COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF BARRICK GOLD (with clarification of judgment)|
by El Mercurio (via The Santiago Times), Rob Bartlett
Canadian mining company Barrick Gold won a key legal battle in Chile’s legal system on Monday when an Appeals Court annulled a lower court ruling which, if it had stood, would have seriously hampered the company’s US$2.4 billion Pascua Lama gold mine project.