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A List of US, Canadian, Australian, and European (UK and Spanish) Corporations Profiting from death and repression in Oaxaca (please repost, verify, research, improve etc. this list).

Mount actions drawing attention to connection between death and torture in Oaxaca and U.S. (Utah, Arizona, NY, California) etc. corporations.

Rio Tinto's subsidiary Kennecott has a history of illegal uranium extraction in Oaxaca, was fined and had its license canceled yet still operates in Oaxaca.

R i o T i n t o P L C
6 S t J a m e s ' s S q u a r e
L o n d o n S W 1 Y 4 L D
U n i t e d K i n g d o m
T e l . + 4 4 - 1 7 1 - 9 3 0 2 3 9 9 , F a x :
+ 4 4 - 1 7 1 - 9 3 0 3 2 4 9 xxx

R i o T i n t o L t d .
3 3 r d F l o o r
5 5 C o l l i n s S t r e e t
M e l b o u r n e , V I C , 3 0 0 1
A u s t r a l i a
T e l . + 6 1 - 3 - 9 2 8 3 3 3 3 3 , F a x : + 6 1 - 3 - 9 2 8 3 3 7 0 7 xxx

Subsidiaries:

Rio Tinto’s subsidiary Kennecott was fined for illegally mining uranium in the Loxicha region in southern Mexico’s Oaxaca State. Its license was cancelled in 2001).

Under Mexican law, uranium extraction and processing is the sole prerogative of the state. Kennecott carried out surface exploration and drilling on three concessions in Oaxaca, named Elvira I, II and III until October 1999. (unomos uno, Dec 18, 2001).

Source

Kennecott Exploration was the subsidiary responsible and continues to have links with the state government of Oaxaca and Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.

For a brief detail, in Spanish, of Kennecott’s past record in Oaxaca, Mexico: search “Urgente! Confirman exploracion de uranio en Loxicha”.

Main corporate office:

K e n n e c o t t E x p l o r a t i o n
2 2 4 N 2 2 0 0 W
S a l t L a k e C i t y , U T 8 4 1 1 6
T e l . ( 8 0 1 ) 2 3 8 - 2 4 0 0
F a x ( 8 0 1 ) 2 3 8 - 2 4 8 0xxx

U S A / M e x i c o o f f i c e : ( o u t s i d e o f T u c s o n , A Z ) xxx

K e n n e c o t t E x p l o r a t i o n
1 0 8 6 1 N M a v i n e e D r # 1 4 1
O r o V a l l e y , A Z 8 5 7 3 7
T e l . ( 5 2 0 ) 5 4 4 - 8 1 7 3xxx

Continuum Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining corporation, which “holds in excess of 70,000 hectares of exploration ground in State of Oaxaca, Mexico. Included in the property portfolio are two of the most significant past-producers of gold and silver in southern Mexico: the San Jose epithermal silver-gold deposit and the Natividad epithermal gold-silver deposit”. Source: Continuum corporate site.

M a n a g e m e n t :
* G r e i g H u t t o n , P . E n g P r e s i d e n t , D i r e c t o r
* L a w r e n c e A . D i c k P H . D . , P . G E O . , V i c e P r e s i d e n t E x p l o r a t i o n , D i r e c t o r
* R a u l D i a z U n z u e t a D i r e c t o r G e n e r a l , M e x i c o
* R o b e r t G . M c M o r r a n C h i e f F i n a n c i a l O f f i c e r , D i r e c t o r
* W a r r e n M c I n t y r e C o r p o r a t e S e c r e t a r y , D i r e c t o r

C o r p o r a t e a d d r e s s :

1 2 0 0 - 1 1 8 8 W e s t G e o r g i a S t r e e t
V a n c o u v e r , B . C . V 6 E 4 A 2
t . 6 0 4 . 6 2 9 . 0 0 0 0
f . 6 0 4 . 6 6 9 . 2 9 6 0
i n f o @ c o n t i n u u m r e s o u r c e s . c o m xxx

Continuum is also linked through its San Jose-Tavichemine to Foruna Silver Mines Inc., another BC, Canada-based company.


F o r t u n a S i l v e r M i n e s I n c .

C o r p o r a t e A d d r e s s :
3 5 5 B u r r a r d S t r e e t , S u i t e 8 4 0
V a n c o u v e r , B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a
C a n a d a V 6 C 2 G 8
T e l e p h o n e : 6 0 4 4 8 4 - 4 0 8 5 e x t . 2 3 2
F a x : 6 0 4 4 8 4 - 4 0 2 9 xxx

M a n a g e m e n t :
J o r g e A . G a n o z a D u r a n t , B . S c . E n g . : P r e s i d e n t
L u i s G a n o z a D u r a n t , B . S c . , M B A , M . S c . : C h i e f F i n a n c i a l O f f i c e r
J o r g e R . G a n o z a A i c a r d i , B . S c . E n g . : V P O p e r a t i o n s
T h o m a s I . V e h r s , P h . D . : V P E x p l o r a t i o n
S i m o n R i d g w a y , C h a i r m a n : D i r e c t o r
P e t e r T h i e r s c h , M . S c . , P . G e o . : D i r e c t o r
M i k e I v e r s o n : D i r e c t o r
T o m a s G u e r r e r o Mˇ˝ n d e z , E n g . : D i r e c t o r
S a l l y W h i t t a l l : C o r p o r a t e S e c r e t a r y xxx

Other corporations involved in Oaxaca through Plan Puebla Panama (source:

I n t e r n a t i o n a l P a p e r
G l o b a l H e a d q u a r t e r s
6 4 0 0 P o p l a r A v e n u e
M e m p h i s , T N 3 8 1 9 7
9 0 1 - 4 1 9 - 9 0 0 0 xxx

B o i s e C a s c a d e
1 1 1 1 W e s t J e f f e r s o n S t r e e t
P . O . B o x 5 0
B o i s e , I D 8 3 7 2 8
p h o n e : 2 0 8 . 3 8 4 . 6 1 6 1 xxx

International Paper Company and Boise Cascade are currently purchasing land in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico for plantation farming (i.e. usually very destructive, fast-growing Eucalyptus tree farms).

ENDESA (a Spanish corporate utilities group) is the principal invest or in the regional energy interconnection in initiative to privatize energy and develop hydroelectric dams):

E N D E S A , S . A . H e a d q u a r t e r s :
C / R i b e r a d e l L o i r a , 6 0
( C a m p o d e l a s N a c i o n e s )
2 8 0 4 2 M a d r i d
S p a i n
T e l : ( + 3 4 ) 9 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0
F a x : ( + 3 4 ) 9 1 5 6 3 8 1 8 1xxx

Harken Energy, Applied Energy Services Corporation (AESC), Duke Energy, and Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) area 11, U.S. energy corporates that are investing from Mexico to Panama in the development of hydroelectric dams and the privatization of the energy grid.

The headwaters for 40% of Mexico’s rivers are in Oaxaca. The companies listed plan to construct hydroelectric dams and wind energy facilities, with associated relay substations, etc., that would then be siphoned out of Oaxaca and sold for a profit in a deregulated energy market in urban Mexico, Central America and north of the Rio Grande.

This is Plan Puebla Panama and NAFTA’s substitution of profit development for sustainable and responsible development: currently, 35% of homes in Oaxaca have no running water, 55% have no plumbing, and 13% have no electricity, while only 38% have all three. 40% of homes in Oaxaca have dirt floors. Source:  http://www.sipaz.org/.

Privatization is geared specifically to exclude the poor, which is an overwhelming percentage of Oaxaca’s people: 72% of the employed population earns less than 70 pesos (approx. $6-$7/day).

These are some of the US energy companies responsible:

Harken Energy is also known due to a scandal involving then corporate officer George W. Bush in an incident of insider trading, just before the company’s stock lost a significant amount of value. Headquartered in Southlake, TX, Harken Energy continues to have close connections with George W. Bush’s White House. Remind them that a diversified portfolio in Latin America meansgetting blook on your hands.

H a r k e n E n e r g y C o r p o r a t e O f f i c e :
1 8 0 S t a t e S t r e e t , S t e . 2 0 0
S o u t h l a k e , T X 7 6 0 9 2
P h o n e : 8 1 7 . 4 2 4 . 2 4 2 4xxx

Applied Energy Services (AES) has a record of flagrantly violating air pollution standards and fixing energy markets by withholding supply and gouging prices.
Class-action lawsuits have been filed regarding price gouging and withholding supply in California.
It wants to expand this woeful record by spiking prices in Central America.

A E S C C o r p o r a t e O f f i c e :
2 5 0 C h a d d i c k D r i v e
W h e e l i n g , I L 6 0 0 9 0
P h o n e : 8 4 7 . 5 3 7 . 1 9 1 9
F a x : 8 4 7 . 5 3 7 . 1 9 4 6 xxx

Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is fast becoming a mega-utility by acquiring smaller utilities and power facilities. It is closely linked to Plan Puebla Panama.

D u k e E n e r g y C o r p o r a t e O f f i c e :
5 2 6 S o u t h C h u r c h S t .
C h a r l o t t e , N C 2 8 2 0 2 - 1 9 0 4
( 7 0 4 ) 5 9 4 - 6 2 0 0 xxx

Other investors include Tribasa, Caros, GAN, ICA Imbursa, Texas Connection, International Shipholding Corporation , Monsanto, Shell, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, and Hutchinson Holdings.