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This page contains links to articles, newspaper articles, photos and commentary about the activities of Blackfire Exploration Ltd. in Chiapis, Mexico.

Media Releases
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Media Releases

December 8, 2009
MEDIA ALERT
TWO EMPLOYEES OF CANADIAN MINING FIRM BLACKFIRE ARRESTED IN MEXICO FOR MURDER OF PROMINENT ANTI-MINING ACTIVIST MARIANO ABARCA ROBLEDO
-Download a copy of the media advisory and CF's letter to the Gov.-Gen.

December 18, 2009
Documents Show Corruption and Intimidation by Canadian Mining Firm Blackfire in Its Mexican operations: Ottawa Must Investigate Immediately
JOINT RELEASE ISSUED BY: Common Frontiers-Canada, Council of Canadians, MiningWatch Canada, United Steelworkers
-Read the Media Release (PDF versions) in English  en español  en français

February 19, 2010
Blackfire To Sue the Government of Chiapas - The Cynicism of Canadian Mining Companies
-Read the Entire Letter, from the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA)
-Read translation of original Milenio Online article

Feb 22, 2010
Blackfire adding threats to injury in Mexico
JOINT RELEASE ISSUED BY: Common Frontiers-Canada, Council of Canadians, MiningWatch Canada, Sierra Club Canada, United Steelworkers
- Read the entire media release   en español

Mar 10, 2010
Groups File Documentation with RCMP on Canadian Mining Company’s Involvement in Mexican Corruption Case
JOINT RELEASE ISSUED BY: MiningWatch Canada – Common Frontiers – Council of Canadians – United Steelworkers – Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine – Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network – Sierra Club Canada – L’Entraide missionnaire – Social Justice Committee
- Read the entire media release   en español   en français

Links to Media Coverage

Denounce bribery mining. Reform national / March 27, 2010
Organizaciones civiles denunciaron que la minera canadiense Blackfire México, sobornó con pagos de al menos 204 mil pesos a Julio César Velázquez Calderón, alcalde del municipio de Chicomuselo en Chiapas.

Chiapas: Canadian delegation investigates mining abuses
Mark Rowlinson, Dawn Paley and Rick Arnold visited Chiapas from March 20 - 25 to visit the Blackfire mine site and meet with residents about the effects of the mine. They will prepare a report of their findings to present to a coalition of NGOs in Canada who are concerned about the practices of Canadian mining companies in other countries.

Desaparecer a Blackfire, piden
Gaspar Romero * CP. Organizaciones no gubernamentales de Canadá plantearon la desaparición total de Corporation Blackfire en el municipio de Chicomuselo, a la vez que indemnice a las comunidades afectadas por la extracción de barita y sea investigada hasta las últimas consecuencias por el asesinato del líder social Mariano Abarca Roblero.

El Heraldo de Ciapas
Podría minera Black Fire causar otro Juan de Grijalva, alertan
La historia de Juan de Grijalva podría repetirse en los poblados cercanos a la minera Black Fire, donde el muro de barro que ha dejado la extracción de barita "presenta fisuras y podría colapsar en la temporada de lluvias", declaró Rick Arnold, coordinador de una red canadiense de 20 organizaciones gremiales y organismos no gubernamentales relacionados con el tema de la minería.

Expreso Chiapas

 

Photos

Photos from Dawn Paley, taken in Chiapas March 20-25
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkflip/sets/72157623596800563/

 

 

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