Glencore: the dark side of mining activities

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Environmental and health hazards in Colombia

In Cesar´s department in Colombia, the soil is rich in raw materials. Many mining companies, including the Swiss company Glencore, have settled here next to small villages over the past 20 years. Activities of these companies are of utmost importance for the Colombian government concerning tax receipts, exportations and employment.   ... →

Vale S.A. : Suspension of a potassium mine project in Argentina

Labor Rights Violation in Argentina

The Brasilian group Vale S.A. heads a multi-billion potassium mine project in Rio Colorado, Argentina, which is planed to start production in 2014. It was notably supported by the Economic Federation of Mendoza (FEM), which is led by the Mendoza Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs (CARMEN). According to them, such a project will have a positive impact for the region owing to a three-points agreement concluded between Vale and the local authorities of the province of Mendoza.   ... →