Tintaya protest police
A police officer takes aim at an indigenous woman protesting GX’s Tintaya mine in Espinar, Peru, May 2012.

Photo: Miguel Gutierrez

Stephanie Boyd on why she thinks the mega-miner should win Public Eye’s competition.
See http://newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2013/12/04/glencore-xstrata-worst-corporation-award/.
Family resisting Glencore Xstrata project ‘beaten by police’
Local leaders and civil society organisations have condemned alleged police mistreatment of a family affected by the Las Bambas pipeline project, owned by Glencore Xstrata.
See http://www.perusupportgroup.org.uk/news-article-685.html#685.
Philippines – Human Rights Day remembers environmental martyrs
Human Rights Day (10th December) has been marked in the Philippines by a remembrance of environmental defenders who have been killed, including anti-mining activists, and by the victims of the increased risk of typhoons in the country. In the case associated with most recent mine-related rights violations, Glencore Xstrata’s Tampakan Project, the Government continues to seek to find ways through the different civil society objections, but has at last admitted that without free, prior and informed consent they cannot approve the project advancing to construction.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12511.