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Old 12-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Activist's killing angers Mexicans (Mining: Blackfire) Employees Charged

A Canadian diplomat and Canada's Governor General are currently in Mexico. There are 3 people charged with the death of Mariano Abarca, including Blackfire employees.
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Activist's killing angers Mexicans
Dozens of people have demonstrated outside the Canadian embassy in Mexico City against the killing of an anti-mining activist.
The protesters blame the death of Mariano Abarca on a Canadian-owned mining company, Blackfire Exploration Ltd , which is operating in the southern Chiapas state.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/am...341984765.html

Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
http://narcosphere.narconews.com/not...nizer-murdered

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Activist's killing angers Mexicans (Mining: Blackfire) Employees Charged

This is what Blackfire Exploration Ltd.'s website says:

- 'Creating jobs and opportunities for the people of Chiapas and supporting local business owners.'
- 'Blackfire is benefiting the local indigenous people of Chiapas.'
- [their corporate information page was blank]

I found another interesting site: Business and Human Rights Resource Center (Tracking the positive and negative impacts of over 4000 companies worldwide)
http://www.business-humanrights.org/...ository/342956

About Chiapas, it said this (14 Feb 2009) - since the late 1990’s, the Federal government began to grant mining concessions…[in Chiapas] to transnational mining corporations, for the most part based in Canada…The mining reforms…which played a part in paving the way for NAFTA…allowed foreign corporations to hold mining concessions…
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