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Guatemalan $67 million lawsuits to continue against HudBay despite sale of Fenix nickel project, says lawyer

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

\ Lawyers representing alleged human rights abuses victims of Canadian mining firm HudBay Minerals in Guatemala will continue their efforts to sue the company for a combined $67-million, despite the firm’s announcement late last week that it would sell the Fenix nickel project, where the alleged abuses occurred.\ \ “We believe this sale was prompted in part by the severe human rights issues at HudBay’s Fenix project that dogged the company at every turn,” said Murray Klippenstein, a lawyer representing one of the victims.\ \ “HudBay and HMI Nickel cannot avoid liability for their past actions by selling the project,” he added.\ \ Original source: Creamer’s Mining Weekly\ \ \ \ \