Canadian mining company spied on opponents and activists in Brazil


theguardian.com | 13 May 2015

by Heriberto Araújo and Anna Veciana

Dozens of documents and internal emails seen by The Guardian show that in 2012 and 2013 Kinross had a policy in Paracatu of regularly monitoring potential opponents, including the former mayor Almir Paraca – known for being outspoken against the mine – and several union leaders…

...And at least two local activists – Rafaela Xavier Luiz and Evane Lopes – have had to leave the city in recent months after they received death threats, which they argue were linked to their opposition to the mine… read more>


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