Mining the Amazon and pandemic profiteering

By London Mining Network 

UK-listed mining giant Anglo American hosted its AGM yesterday in the wake of disturbing revelations about the company’s plans to mine in the Brazilian Amazon and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anglo American has announced that it will hold its AGM behind closed doors this year, due to the pandemic, with a quorum of just two shareholders present at the meeting.

Anglo American is using the coronavirus crisis to avoid accountability and difficult questions over its controversial operations around the planet, while other companies have opted to move their AGMs online, maintaining access for shareholders.

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