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Confidential Witness reports related to class action against Barrick Gold
by compiled by Sakura Saunders (with protestbarrick.net)filer: Labaton Sucharow
August 3rd, 2013
The following is excerpts from court documents filed by Labaton Sucharow LLP on August 2, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. These documents were related to a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of persons or entities who purchased the publicly-traded common stock of Barrick Gold Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange between May 7, 2009 and May 23, 2013. The excerpts focus on information related to the testimony of former employees of Barrick Gold acting as confidential witnesses (CW1 - CW5) in the case.

Barrick’s Billions Echo in Argentina
November 24th, 2011
Local opposition politicians have decried illegalities in the granting of water permits to Barrick gold. They note that Jorge Eduardo Millón took consulting contracts to design the hydrological model used by Barrick at Veladero and proposed at Pascua Lama, and later, in his capacity at the Department of Hydrology for the state of San Juan, Millón granted Barrick the right to use over 500 litres per second of water. Barrick has also been fighting federal legislation introduced in Argentina to prevent the disturbance of glaciers. The company claims the law is unconstitutional, and enjoys the full backing of that state of San Juan. “The strong opposition to the Law adopted in the National Congress demonstrates that there are mining projects that are already affecting the areas that the new norms aim to protect, and that’s why there are strong pressures on the senate from political-economic entities to stop the law,” said Juan Carlos Villalonga, Greenpeace’s campaign director in Argentina, in a statement last fall.

Barrick’s Gold: Canadian Mine Threatens a Chileean Watershed
by Ricardo Acuña Canadian Dimension

 

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