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On August 4th, 2011, the ESCR-Net Secretariat reiterated its concerns of threats to and harassment of workers by Excellon authorities regarding the workers' right to unionize in the La Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico. ESCR-Net urged Excellon representatives to respect the workers' right to join...

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In response to a request by an ESCR-Net member, we have written an urgent action letter (attached and below) urging to Mexican authorities to take all necessary measures to clarify the assassination of rights activists Beatriz Alberta Cariño, head of ESCR-Net member CACTUS (Community Working Together Support Center), and Jiry Antero Jaakkola, a citizen of Finland, who was killed this past April 27th, identify and punish all those responsible, and provide immediate and effective protection for his family and colleagues.

ESCR-Net requested that President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa urge EXCELLON RESOURCES INC mining company of Canada to attend the dialogue table held with the ejido co-owners of the communal land known as "La Sierrita" in the municipality of Tlahualilo, Durango State, Mexico to discuss how to improve the living conditions of the La Sierrita ejido community and to realize their right to decide on the use of their land.

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Strategic Litigation
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Mexico
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