Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kinross’ inheritance powder

By Sergio U. Dani

In Wikipedia, one can read : “Arsenic became a favorite murder weapon of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, particularly among ruling classes in Italy, notably the Borgias. Because the symptoms are similar to those of cholera, which was common at the time, arsenic poisoning often went undetected. By the 19th C., it had acquired the nickname "inheritance powder," perhaps because impatient heirs were known to use it or at least were suspected of using it to ensure or accelerate their inheritances” [1]. 

The Canadian mining company, RPM/Kinross Gold Corporation is also impatient, longing to get its claws into the city of Paracatu – transformed into Kinross’ property as per inheritance right. DNPM, an agency issuing mining permits in Brazil, has issued mining rights to Kinross throughout the territory of Paracatu. 

To get its claws on its inheritance, impatient Kinross attends to the poisoning of the 90 thousand inhabitants of the city. Kinross counts on the invaluable help of a fistful of Brazilian governmental authorities. The dust of the open cut gold mine localized within the city spreads arsenic all over the population. The mostly poor people are forced to breathe daily arsenic doses ten times higher than the provisional limits set by WHO [2]. 

To guarantee a more efficient genocide, Kinross now plans to poison Paracatu’s only public source of drinking water. On Friday, August 21, 2009, a fistful of Kinross-sympathetic people issued Kinross a permit to dump 1 million tonnes of inorganic arsenic into the Machadinho Valley which forms the hydrological system of public water supply to Paracatu. 

In feudal Brazil, under the rule of Lula and Aécio Neves, inheritance rights of a murdering class are garanteed by the dreadful "inheritance powder". 


. Wikipedia, accessible at: 

. Arsênio na poeira de Paracatu: dados assustadores da própria RPM/Kinross, disponível em

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