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Deputies demand investigations over Barrick-government ties, Argentina

Deputies Elisa Carrió and Miguel Bonasso leaving court after filing a complaint against San Juan province Governor José Luis Gioja and Barrick Gold mining company for alleged "economic links" between the two.

Last year, former environment minister of Argentina Romina Picolotti claimed she was forced to resign, after her family was threatened by Canadian mining companies. See: Argentina ex-minister: "Mining companies threatened me"

Now, National Deputies Elisa Carrió, Miguel Bonasso and Fernanda Reyes demanded an investigations over  possible traffic of influence in favour of Barrick Gold, and direct economic links between the gold miner and San Juan province Governor José Luis Gioja.

Luis Claps, Latin American editor, Mines and Communities

More info:
ENGLISH: San Juan province governor accused of 'economic ties' with Barrick Gold
ESPANOL: Denuncian lazos de Mayoral con la minera canadiense Barrick
ESPANOL: A la Justicia por Pascua Lama
Acusan a Cristina por “tráfico de influencias” en favor de una minera


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