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Agreement at Cerrejón Colombia

15 March 2013

Workers at Carbones del Cerrejón Limited in La Guajira have ended the strike that began on 9 February after their union signed a new collective agreement that provides improved working conditions.

“The workers who attended the meetings to hear the outcome of negotiations recognized that the agreement made significant progress on protecting their rights to health, housing, education and decent work as well as dealing with problems of workers in financial difficulties,” said Igor Díaz, president of the workers' union, Sintracarbón.

Colombia's Ecopetrol wins arbitration against Pacific Rubiales

15 March 2013

A Colombian arbitration court ruled in favor of Ecopetrol in a legal battle with Pacific Rubiales over windfall payments from one of the country's top-producing oil fields.

The arbitration tribunal ruled that Pacific Rubiales must pay 100% of windfall income from the Quifa oil field to Ecopetrol after production in the Quifa field reached the 5 MMbbl of oil benchmark. Pacific Rubiales had offered to pay 60%.

The court essentially upheld the legality of a clause in a contract between Pacific Rubiales, which operates the field, and Ecopetrol, which has control of the field

Breakthrough Regarding Legal Liability of Canadian Mining Corporations for Abuses Overseas

25 February 2013

Mayans' lawsuit against HudBay over shootings and rapes at mine in Guatemala to proceed in Canadian courts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - In an important precedent-setting development for the accountability of Canadian mining companies for alleged overseas human rights abuses, victims of rape and murder at a Guatemalan mine are now able to sue a Canadian mining company in Canadian courts.

"Piqueteros" Colombian style

19 February 2013

   By Mauro Giormenti, in Columbia. The entire Department of Arauca is under a general strike against the government, the multi-national oil companies, and the repression of civil resistance to the visit by President Santos to the region.

Seventh day of pipeline blockade against multinational oil corporations in the Colombian region of Arauca

28 January 2013

Since Monday January 21st, approximately 1 500 people belonging to different social organizations of Arauca, maintain an on-going permanent pipeline blockade against oil extractive transnational corporations in different sectors of the region. Their objective is to reactivate the pacific mobilization of their demands to transnational oil companies and to the Colombian state.