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Title: Ecuadoran government will modify laws to favor mining
Author: Saavedra, Luis Ángel
Subject: Latin America
Ecuador
mining
policy
law
Kinross Gold Corporation
transnational companies
Wilson Pastor
negotiations
Zamora Chinchipe province
Mandato Minero
copper
gold
extractive industries
EcuaCorriente
profit-sharing
Abstract: It has become customary for large transnational mining companies to pressure governments to modify national legislation to suit company interests. However, this was not expected to happen in Ecuador since its Constitution specifically protects the rights of nature and is very clear on the control the state must have of extractive activities as well as on the state's share of earnings from this industry. This is to the dismay of environmental and human rights organizations, who view the policy reforms as unconstitutional.
Date: 2012-08-10
Publisher: NotiSur - Latin America Data Base
Citation: Saavedra, L. Á. (2012, August 10). Ecuadoran government will modify laws to favor mining. NotiSur 21(30):1-2.
Description: Re-posted with permission from the publishers as a PDF document as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate energy policy, regulation, dialogue and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21106
Available at: http://ladb.unm.edu
ISSN: 1060-4189


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