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By: Hilary Beaumont, Vice News, July 1, 2016
Six months after new allegations of rape and violence surfaced at a mine in Papua New Guinea, locals and human rights advocates are accusing the largest gold mining company in the world—owned by Barrick Gold, a Canadian mining giant—of using “delay tactics” to ignore their claims. About 150 locals and human rights advocates marched to the mining company’s office in Porgera last week, demanding an immediate response. Canada does very little to regulate mining companies that operate abroad, meaning complaints of human rights abuses in developing countries continue to stack up against them.