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Ascendant Copper Loses Mining Concessions in Ecuador

February 1, 2008 Cyril Mychalejko 0

Ecuador’s government announced on Friday that it was revoking Ascendant Copper‘s mining concessions for the controversial Junin Project. “As an Intag resident, I am ecstatic to be rid of a source of conflict that was tearing our communities apart,” said Carlos Zorrilla, executive director of Defensa y Conservación Ecológica de Intag.


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Bolivia: Morales Reaches Two-Year Milestone

February 1, 2008 Franz Chávez 0

Exalted by the success of his social programmes, but harassed by opponents who are threatening to declare de facto autonomy in four of Bolivia’s nine departments, indigenous President Evo Morales completes two years of his mandate on Tuesday, a milestone the country’s three previous presidents failed to reach. […]

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