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Does the Canadian Government Have a Message for Mining-Affected Communities in Mexico?

October 25, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: MexicoHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

Guest blog by Daniela Pastrana, Periodistas de a PIe Journalists Network, @danielapastrana Translated from the original in Spanish by Christian Filip This month, during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Mexico, multiple videos circulated showing Mexican women legislators acting like teenagers, pushing one another aside in order to take a selfie with the leader who has been • Read More »

House Subcommittee Hearings on Mining in Latin America a Public Disservice

October 18, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Corporate Social ResponsibilityHuman Rights.

The committee hasn’t heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region. The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House • Read More »

This Week in Ottawa: Breaking the Silence – Mexican human rights defenders to testify about worsening crisis

October 15, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: MexicoHuman Rights.

From October 16 to 18, a delegation of nine Mexican human rights experts will be in Ottawa to shine a light on the acute human rights crisis in Mexico. The visit is taking place just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to Mexico. During their visit, the Mexican human rights defenders will testify to Parliament’s • Read More »

Mexican Network of Mining Affected People Tries to Extract a Response from Trudeau

October 12, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: MexicoHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

On the eve of Prime Minister Trudeau’s first official visit to Mexico, the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on Prime Minister Trudeau to live up to his commitments and stop the devastation of Indigenous and campesino communities that has enabled Canadian mining companies • Read More »