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  • 24 Sep 2015- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 23rd ordered that gold leaching processes at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine be suspended for an additional 30 days to give authorities time to determine whether there was long-term
  • 21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A team of UN experts is analyzing water samples from the Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco rivers in Argentina’s San Juan province this week to check for contamination in the wake of a cyanide leak at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine.
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES International Middle East Media Center In the latest success for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have suspended a proposed $170m water treatment plant deal with
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica On March 13 more than 23 community groups from across Costa Rica, as well as environmental organizations, students, and NGOs, held a demonstration in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, to demand water as a human right and protest
  • 10 Jan 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Scientists from Argentina’s Austral (Southern Hemisphere) Center for Scientific Research warned last week that glacier retreat in the country’s Tierra del Fuego province could affect drinking water supply in the provincial
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on June 10 condemned the decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to release the embargo on US oil giant Chevron. The embargo was put in place as part of an international
  • The floods that hit the city of La Plata in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province last week have killed 51 people and caused damage of over $774 million USD, according to Buenos Aires provoncial government figures. Other repots out the death toll as high as 59.
  • The large quantity of water used in mineral extraction, pollution with petroleum products, lack of potable supply, expansion of housing, and mismanagement of resources are among the problems creating a national emergency in Mexico’s water sector, according to Javier Bogantes, president of the Latin American Water Tribunal.
  • The water company in Argentina’s San Luis province has presented its Water Plan for 2012-2015, which authorities claim will “elevate the province” to a “world class” level of water management.
  • 18 Jun 2012- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Water sources over a vast area of Argentina are contaminated with arsenic, according to the head of Argentina’s National Atomic Energy Commission. In an interview with BBC Mundo on June 14, Dr. Marta Litter said levels of arsenic
  • 19 Apr 2012- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Tobacco farmers in Misiones, Argentina, have filed a lawsuit in New Castle County Court in Delaware against tobacco giants Philip Morris, Carolina Leaf Tobacco, Universal Leaf Tobacco Company andMonsanto over the use of
  • 10 Nov 2011- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Over 20 percent of the population of the Latin America and Caribbean regions are at risk of diseases, with lack of water access and proper sanitation and pollution among the major risk factors, according to findings presented by
  • 18 Aug 2011- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES The technology and digital architecture of “Smarter Cities” represents an opportunity of $34 million USD this year, and that figure is expected to increase to $57 million USD in 2014, international consultancy IDC Consulting told