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  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine. Members of the Jáchal No
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY teleSUR Over 30 Indigenous communities from the northern Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta said Tuesday they would go to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights after having exhausted all national legal resources to accuse
  • 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.
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORDOBA, Argentina After lengthy debate, the High Court of Justice in Cordoba, Argentina on August 11th upheld the constitutionality of provincial law 9.562, which prohibits open pit metal mines as well as the extraction of radioactive substances such
  • 24 Jun 2015- 11:12 by Local Press Report ROME CatholicCulture.org Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, journalist Silvina Perez discussed the Argentine influences on Pope Francis’s new encyclical. Argentina’s Matanza River basin, she said, is “ranked number eight out of the world’s ten most polluted
  • 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
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay Uruguay this week rejected Argentina’s demand that it reverse its decision to increase production at the UPM-Botnia paper mill on the trans-boundary Uruguay River. In a letter signed by Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, the Uruguayan
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project. Local residents and environmental organizations demanded
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES The China Post The Parana delta is one of Argentina's most bountiful ecosystems and an internationally protected wetlands but human encroachment in the form of urban settlements, farming and cattle breeding is jeopardizing this vast coastal
  • 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
  • Representatives of Mexico’s Veracruz state and the Water Observatory of Argentina’s Santa Fe province signed a collaborative agreement to work together on public policies for water management during a meeting in Veracruz last week.

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