Huascoaltinos claim over Pascua Lama deemed admissible by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has acknowleged that the Chilean state may have committed violations of rights, enshrined in the American Convention on Human Rights, when it approved Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project.
“The Pascua Lama project, as occupying part of our ancestral territory, takes away from us the possibility of protecting our natural and cultural heritage” says the Diaguita Huascoaltinos.
Barrick is a Canadian company but London-based AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd had over $10 million invested in the company in 2007, BlackRock Commodities Income Trust plc has invested in the company, and the company also has connections with Millhouse Capital, controlled by London resident Roman Abramovich, and New City Investment Managers Ltd/NCIM (UK). (See From Money to Metals by Roger Moody,