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Canada-Ecuador: When Stock Exchanges Fuel Human Rights Violations

December 21, 2009 Carlos Zorrilla 0

Recently, Toronto-based Pinetree Capital bought a few million shares of Copper Mesa Mining Corporation, making it the largest share owner of a failing company currently embroiled in a lawsuit. Copper Mesa, until last year, was the owner of a couple of mining concessions in the Intag region of Ecuador. The Vancouver-based company is infamous for using the equivalent of paramilitaries in the anti-mining community of Junín. […]

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El Salvador: Ramiro Rivera Shot to Death in Cabañas

December 21, 2009 Hector Berríos 0

December 20, 4:00pm – Hitmen gunned down and killed our compañero Ramiro Rivera Gomez, Vice president of the Comité Ambiental de Cabañas, [Cabañas Environmental Committee], in the Canton of Trinidad, city of Ilobasco, Cabañas.  Rivera was a leader in the resistance against the Pacific Rim Mining Company.

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