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AUDIO: Council of Canadians Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena on CBC Radio’s The Current

The website for CBC Radio’s The Current states, “On Thursday, about 250 demonstrators descended on the Canadian Embassy to protest Canadian mining activity and to mourn the murder of Mariano Abarca Roblero, an anti-mining activist shot-to-death outside his home in Chiapas almost two weeks ago. Mr. Roblero had been a vocal critic of a Canadian Calgary-based mining company called Blackfire. In the weeks leading up to his murder, he said that he had received death threats. …In news today a spokesperson for Blackfire has confirmed that Mexican police have arrested one Blackfire’s employees along with a former employee and a one time company contracter in relation to that murder.”

“Claudia Campero was among those protesting at the Canadian Embassy. She’s an environmental activist with the Coalition of Mexican Organizations for the Right to Water and an organizer with the Council of Canadian’s Blue Planet Project. She was in Mexico City this morning.”

To hear the interview with her, go to http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2009/200912/20091208.html.

The Current website also says, “As Mexican authorities investigate Mariano Abarca Roblero’s murder, Jamie Kneen says the Canadian government should get involved too …because of the allegations against Canadian mining companies. Jamie Kneen is with MiningWatch Canada, a not-for-profit group that monitors the industry and seeks to change the behaviour of the companies in it. He was in Ottawa.”

The interview with Jamie follows the interview with Claudia.

For more background on all of this, please go to the front-page of our website at www.canadians.org.