A list of US, Canadian, Australian, and European (UK and Spanish) corporations profiting from death and repression in Oaxaca. Please forward, repost, verify, research and improve this “who’s who of fuck heads” involved in biopiracy, Plan Puebla Panama, Oaxaca’s major energy sector and more.
December 3rd, 2006 – On November 21st, 2006, evil published an article on NYC IMC calling attention to companies that play a major role in propping up Oaxaca’s bloody regime.
On December 3rd, 2006, Citizen zero reposted the list of corporations, along with more information on the exploitive process which values natural resources more than the lives of campesin@s, to let folks send it out to indymedia sites in europe, australia, canada and throughout the u.s. as they see fit. Citizen zero also notes that the list can be improved, specifically the contact information, details of operations and mexican government contacts for corporations listed at the bottom.
Mount actions drawing attention to the connection between death and torture in Oaxaca and corporations in the U.S. (Utah, AZ, NY, CA, TX, ID, TN, IL, NC, etc…)
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.
Rio Tinto PLC
6 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LD
Fax: +44-171-9303249 xxx
Rio Tinto Ltd.
55 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3001
Fax: +61-3-92833707 xxx
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.
Main corporate office:
224 N 2200 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Tel. (801) 238-2400
Fax (801) 238-2480 xxx
USA / Mexico office: (outside of Tucson, AZ) xxx
10861 N Mavinee Dr #141
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Tel. (520) 544-8173 xxx
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. (offline: 1/4/11)
* Greig Hutton, P. Eng President, Director
* Lawrence A. Dick PH.D., P. GEO., Vice President Exploration, Director
* Raul Diaz Unzueta Director General, Mexico
* Robert G. McMorran Chief Financial Officer, Director
* Warren McIntyre Corporate Secretary, Director
1200-1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E4A2
f . 604.669.2960
Continuum is also linked through its San Jose-Tavichemine to Foruna Silver Mines Inc., another BC, Canada-based company.
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
355 Burrard Street, Suite 840
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 2G8
Telephone: 604-484-4085 ext.232
Fax: 604-484-4029 xxx
Jorge A. Ganoza Durant, B. Sc. Eng.: President
Luis Ganoza Durant, B. Sc., MBA, M. Sc.: Chief Financial Officer
Jorge R. Ganoza Aicardi, B. Sc. Eng.: VP Operations
Thomas I. Vehrs, Ph.D.: VP Exploration
Simon Ridgway, Chairman: Director
Peter Thiersch, M. Sc., P. Geo.: Director
Mike Iverson: Director
Tomas Guerrero Mendez, Eng.: Director
Sally Whittall: Corporate Secretary xxx
Other corporations involved in Oaxaca through Plan Puebla Panama:
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38197
1111 West Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 50
Boise, ID 83728
phone: 208.384.6161 xxx
International Paper Company and Boise Cascade are currently purchasing land in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico for plantation farming (i.e. usually very destructive, fast-growing Eucalyptus tree farms).
ENDESA (a Spanish corporate utilities group, is the principal investor in the regional energy interconnection in initiative to privatize energy and develop hydroelectric dams):
C/ Ribera del Loira, 60
(Campo de las Naciones)
Tel: (+34) 91 213 1000
Fax: (+34) 91 563 8181xxx
HKN, 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) per day.
These are some of the US energy companies responsible:
HKN 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, HKN (formerly Harken Energy) continues to have close connections with George W. Bush’s White House. Remind them that a diversified portfolio in Latin America means getting blood on your hands.
HKN Energy Corporate Office:
180 State Street, Ste. 200
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817.424.2424 xxx
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.
AESC Corporate Office:
250 Chaddick Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Fax: 847.537.1946 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.
Duke Energy Corporate Office:
526 South Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202-1904
(704) 594-6200 xxx
Other investors include Tribasa, Caros, GAN, ICA Imbursa, Texas Connection, International Shipholding Corporation, Monsanto, Shell, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, and Hutchinson Holdings.