Barrick Gold denies having paid for expropriated lands
Santo Domingo.- The miner Barrick Gold on Monday denied having paid the families who own lands expropriated for the gold mine during the 1950′s, and affirmed that it was the Dominican State which acquired the properties.
The statement comes after newspaper Diario Libre reported a protest by descendants of those families, who demanded compensation, and which quoted a spokesperson as saying that the mining company had given “some pennies” to some of those affected.
Barrick Gold denies having taken part in the land’s acquisition and affirms that it occurred decades before its arrival, when Rosario Dominicana operated the mine. “Barrick Pueblo Viejo is not responsible for transferring, relocating or compensating people affected by the declaration of Eminent Domain over the land. That function is under the exclusive authority of the Dominican State.”
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