A Canadian mine in Mexico has been shut down over environmental concerns, while new details are emerging about how three men arrested in the death of a vocal anti-mining activist are connected to the Calgary firm.
The temporary closure of the Blackfire Exploration mine, revealed by a government official Tuesday, is another twist in a case some say symbolizes the anger of local people who feel Canadian companies are destroying their pristine ancestral land for profit.
Yikes. There is a bill (C-300) the Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries Act (external - login to view) working it's way through Parliament right now which is relevant to these kinds of incidents.
I wouldn't want this one in the portfolio!