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The Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail is delivered to the office foyer each morning.  The first to get to the offices picks it up and dumps it on the small table in the kitchen where we make coffee and tea in the gallons needed to remain alert through an average day’s work. (more…)

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A 5.7 earthquake has just rattled the building here in Santiago where I sit.  This link tells us the magnitude, location, and depth—a real deep 95km. (more…)

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One day there will be a big earthquake: in your city; at your mine; or some place on the ring of fire where there are many mines, any one of which you could be visiting.  As a matter of common prudence you should be prepared.  Here are two recent postings in the InfoMine Library that may help you prepare: (more…)

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This morning’s e-mails brought this announcement from MiningWatch.  We congratulate Jennifer Moore who has been hired by MiningWatch to deal with the Marlin Mine in Guatemala.

It is with great excitement that we announce that Jennifer Moore has been hired on as our new Latin America Program Coordinator. Jennifer’s excellent skills and extensive experience as a writer, researcher, organizer, and project coordinator will be assets to MiningWatch and to our allies and partners. She has been based in Ecuador for most of the last four years, but Jennifer also has significant experience in the rest of the hemisphere, including the Canadian context where much of our direct advocacy and education efforts are focused. (more…)

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At this link is the Executive Summary of the Human Rights Assessment of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine.  The full report does not yet appear to be available; although there is a promise it will be when the Spanish translation is available.  (more…)

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   There is great danger in the power of one individual to exercise his will.  We can all point to disastrous mine failures where one individual exerted so much negative power that things were done wrong, an accident occurred, and people died.  (more…)

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   The Chilean 8.8, three-minute long earthquake disrupts Chile’s copper supplies and this may lead to an increase in the price of copper.  A report states:  (more…)

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