Ecuador indigenous leader opposed to mining found dead days before UN climate conference

December 9, 2014 by  
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A dark shadow has been cast over the upcoming international climate talks in Lima, Peru – as the body of an indigenous leader opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador was recently found bound and buried. The Guardian reports that José Isidro Tendetza Antún, the former vice-president of the Shuar Federation of Zamora , was missing since Nov. 28 after he was last seen heading to meet some people protesting against the Mirador copper and gold mine . After his son Jorge got a tip, his body was found in a grave marked “No Name,” with arms and legs tied by a blue rope. Tendetza was planning to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference currently underway in Lima, Peru. Read the rest of Ecuador indigenous leader opposed to mining found dead days before UN climate conference Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: change , climate , conference , copper , ecuador , GOLD , lima , mine , mining , mirador , peru , shuar , Tendetza

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BP loses Supreme Court appeal to reduce Gulf Spill payments

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BP has been busy scrambling to limit the amount of money it must pay out as a result of the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but yesterday the gas and oil giant had a serious set back. The US Supreme Court denied BP’s challenge to the multibillion dollar settlement that the company signed in 2012. That settlement forced the company to compensate businesses for financial losses due to the spill. Read the rest of BP loses Supreme Court appeal to reduce Gulf Spill payments Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2010 oil spill , BP appeal , BP claims , bp oil spill , BP settlement , BP settlement claims , bp settlements , BP supreme court appeal , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico oil spill , oil spill , oil spill payments

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