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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chiapas: Indigenous achieve mining closure

Indigenous Peoples achieve closure of mining operations in Chiapas
http://www.noalamina.org/mineria-latinoamerica/mineria-mexico/indigenas-logran-el-cierre-de-mina-en-chiapas
Chiapas, Mexico
September 28, 2009
The Canadian mining company Linear Gold Corp. bowed to pressure from the Indigenous Peoples who opposed the exploitation of gold and silver deposits and announced the closure of its offices in the state on September 30th. Along with the company Blackfire Exploration Corporation, Linear Gold Corp., is holding most of the concessions granted by the federal government to foreign mining in the state of Chiapas.Source: Apro and Proceso.com

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