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17 April 2020

Honduras: Defender, Iris Argentina Álvarez, killed by private security guards from the company CRAE´S, employed by the La Grecia sugar mill; La Grecia responded, CRAE´S did not

Defender Iris Argentina Álvarez was killed on 2nd April 2020, by private security agents from the company CRAE´S, employed by the La Grecia Sugar Mill. Her murder took place during a violent, illegal eviction in the Los Chanchos section of Marcovia,...

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17 April 2020
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Iris Argentina Álvarez Chávez -que integraba el grupo Cerro Escondido- fue asesinada el jueves en la comunidad de Los Chachos, municipio de Marcovia, en el departamento de Choluteca, unos 100 km al sur de la capital....

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17 April 2020

La Grecia response

Author: La Grecia

...Azucarera La Grecia deeply regrets the events that led to the passing away of Ms. Iris Argentina Álvarez, as well as the irreparable damage the incident leaves behind. ...

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17 April 2020
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Author: La Grecia

...Azucarera La Grecia lamenta profundamente los hechos que acabaron con la vida de la Sra. Iris Argentina Álvarez, así como el daño irreparable que este acontecimiento deja. ...

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30 March 2020

Ethiopia: Mursi tribesmen recall imprisonment, torture & land-grabbing by state agents who allegedly protect Chinese-run sugar plantations & refineries

Author: Roc Morin, Vice (USA)

"Kidnapping, Torture, and Stolen Land: The Brutal Reality of Ethiopia's New Sugar Wars"...

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27 March 2020

Cambodia: Govt. issues an income tax exemptions directive for factories producing textile & garment, footwear and luggage after EC's EBA decision

Author: SoK Chan, Khmer Times

"Government permits tax exemptions on specific goods", 27 March 2020...

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23 February 2020
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Author: La República (Perú)

“Mesa multisectorial para solución integral al problema de azucareras en Lambayeque” – 24 de febrero de 2020...

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20 February 2020

Africa: The potential link between natural resources exploitation, climate change and natural disasters

Author: Diana Nabiruma, The Observer (Uganda)

"Locusts, climate change and oil exploitation", 19 Feburary 2020...

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20 February 2020

Kenya: Companies allegedly discharge toxic effluent into Lake Victoria; includes companies' comments

An investigative report by the Daily Nation alleges that companies have been discharging toxic effluent into Lake Victoria, compromising local communities health. The report includes a joint study with the University of Nairobi's toxicology department...

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20 February 2020

Kiwasco & Kibos Sugar allegedly discharging toxic effluent into Lake Victoria compromising locals' health & right to food; companies' comment

Author: Paul Wafula, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Shame of Kisumu water company destroying Lake Victoria"...

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