Rio Tinto plays musical chairs at Mande Norte

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has come under intense criticism for its association with a small company called La Muriel Mining in Colombia (1). La Muriel was accused of failing to consult Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities adequately at its Mande...

Indigenous and Afro-Colombians of Jiguamiandó – Rights are Upheld

The Colombian Constitutional Court has once again reaffirmed the suspension order made on Muriel Mining Corporation’s Mandé Norte Project in Chocó. Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining corporations (and registered on the London Stock Exchange), has an 80%...

Report on the London AGM of Rio Tinto, 15 April 2010

Introduction This was Jan du Plessis’ first AGM as Chairman, and he gave plenty of time for questions on the annual report. There were numerous questions on the convictions of Rio Tinto officials in China for bribery (see Rio accused of abandoning Stern Hu,...