A mining facility in Chiapas, Mexico owned by Calgary-based company, Blackfire Exploration, Ltd.
An employee of a Canadian-owned gold mine in Cocula, Mexico is among two people still missing days after local police freed ten others said to be victims of a kidnapping. The group was travelling in an SUV about 30 minutes outside of Cocula on Friday when kidnappers dressed as police or military personnel abducted them. Mexico's interior ministry said Sunday that ten of the victims were "rescued" by local Mexican forces, with one being treated for a gunshot wound. Three of the victims were hired at Media Luna on contract.
It all happened in the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 student-teachers were allegedly murdered and burned to ashes in September by Mexican narco-traffickers colluding with state forces. More than 70,000 people have died in Mexico's war with narco-traffickers since 2006, while officials say 22,000 are missing.
OCLAR / ORCAL
Observatory on Canada-Latin American Relations / Observatorio de las
relaciones de Canadá y América Latina
The Observatory on Canada-Latin America Relations (OCLAR) is an eye on Canada and Latin America, focusing on mining, migration, and foreign relations.
El Observatorio de las relaciones de Canadá y América Latina (ORCAL) es una mirada a las relaciones de Canadá y América Latina, enfocando en minería, migración, y relaciones exteriores.
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