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The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.

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Latin America Faces 61% of Ongoing Mining Cases at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Governments in the region face a battery of “investor-state” cases over mining disputes

February 26, 2010

By Rebecca Dreyfus

In the context of high global prices for natural resources, particularly gold and oil, Latin American governments seeking to increase the benefits of those resources for their own people are finding themselves increasingly targeted by investor lawsuits.

Cases brought by two international mining companies

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Blackfire adding threats to injury in Mexico

Canadian mining firm looks to pocket $800 million via NAFTA Ch. 11

For Immediate Release February 22, 2010

Source: Common Frontiers, Canada

(Ottawa and Toronto) A coalition of Canadian organizations is condemning the threatened use of NAFTA by Blackfire Exploration to extract 800 million dollars from the impoverished Mexican state of Chiapas. The Calgary-based mining company is embroiled in accusations of corruption of Mexican

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Stop private firms exploiting poor states

A Cafta provision means a mining corporation can sue El Salvador for its gold. Obama can stop this from happening again

Source: guardian.co.uk

By Kevin Gallagher

As a senator, Barack Obama voted against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (Cafta), because it did “little to address enforcement of basic environmental standards in the Central American countries.” A conflict over gold mining in El

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