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Grupo Mexico failed victims in mining disaster, UN says

Monday, July 31, 2017


Three years after a mine belonging to Grupo México caused the worst ecological disaster in Mexican history, the mining giant owned by Mexico's second richest person, German Larrea Mota Velasco, has failed to fulfill its obligations with the victims, a new UN report said.

"Business enterprises have a responsibility to respect human rights independent of States’ abilities and/or willingness to fulfill their own human rights obligations," the UN said after a special Working Group visited Mexico to review how business practices affect human rights.

Source: Forbes