By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America as a result of its efforts to promote, sponsor and protect Canadian mining investments abroad. Five Canadian mining companies were also found guilty of related crimes.
Hundreds of mining conflicts are taking place across Latin America, many in connection with the Canadian companies that dominate the globalized industry. The PPT observed that the root of many conflicts is that mining projects tend to be “undertaken without respect for the right of self-determination of affected peoples and for the right of people to define for themselves their ways of life and their future.”
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For more information on the topic read: Mexico’s 160 Indigenous Conflicts: A National Conflagration – Part I: Megaprojects and Crime, Mexico mega-projects will rob resources from indigenous communities, Growing social discontent against megaprojects
News and information on Oaxaca based mining conflicts: EDUCA accuses transnational corporations of collective rights violations at EIDHR Forum in Brussels, Justice for San Jose del Progreso – Civilian Observation Mission Report,A Mine, a Movement and a Town Divided