"Opponents of a controversial Canadian mining project in Ecuador have stormed one of the company's buildings, burning it to the ground. Gary Davis, CEO of Ascendant Copper Corp., said yesterday three employees at its beleaguered Junin project were "roughed up" in Saturday's attack, although there were no serious injuries. In 1997, Ascendant's predecessor, Mitsubishi Corp., was driven out of the area -- the site of an ecological reserve -- after citizens razed its mining camp to the ground. ..." (link)