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A Working Theory of Cross-National Conflict Shifting as an International Public Relations Dynamic
Unformatted Document Text:  Cross-National Conflict Shifting 10 responsibility on the part of Ministry of Agriculture, and of criminal responsibility on the part of the agrochemical company Bayer. The report recommends that the government and Bayer indemnify the families of the dead children.” Also, a suit filed by the families against Bayer and the Ministry Agriculture on 22 October 2002 in the Superior Court of Lima. Although found inadmissible on procedural grounds, the families successfully appealed and are waiting a hearing date (CorpWatch, 2002). “Based on Bayer's actions and inactions” (CorpWatch, 2002), the families have requested that the UN exclude Bayer from the UN Global Compact. “On February 18, 2002, the Peruvian National Agrarian Health Service issued a resolution (RJ 039 2002) suspending the imports of all pesticides classified by the World Health Organization as Ia (extremely hazardous) or Ib (highly hazardous) (CorpWatch, 2002). CorpWatch Bulletin Board. Bayer Responsible in Pesticide Deaths of 24 Children in Peru. Families Appeal to Secretary General Kofi Annan to Exclude Bayer from the UN Global Compact. Chevron Texaco and the Women of Nigeria On 8 July 2002, about 150 unarmed women occupied the ChevronTexaco Escravos oil terminal and held it for 11 days (“Chevron workers,” 2002), locking out 700 employees (Rosen, 2002). Four days into the seizure, negotiations between women representatives, oil company officials and police began. ChevronTexaco signed a seven-page memorandum of negotiated promises to hire villagers, build a town hall, schools, fish and chicken farms, and electrical and water systems (“Deal reached,” 2002). A New York Times (Associated Press, 2002) article informed ChevonTexaco’s denial of reports of violence and quoted Wole Agunbiade, spokesman for the

Authors: Molleda, Juan. and Quinn, Candace.
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responsibility on the part of Ministry of Agriculture, and of criminal responsibility on the part of
the agrochemical company Bayer. The report recommends that the government and Bayer
indemnify the families of the dead children.” Also, a suit filed by the families against Bayer and
the Ministry Agriculture on 22 October 2002 in the Superior Court of Lima. Although found
inadmissible on procedural grounds, the families successfully appealed and are waiting a hearing
date (CorpWatch, 2002).
“Based on Bayer's actions and inactions” (CorpWatch, 2002), the families have requested
that the UN exclude Bayer from the UN Global Compact. “On February 18, 2002, the Peruvian
National Agrarian Health Service issued a resolution (RJ 039 2002) suspending the imports of all
pesticides classified by the World Health Organization as Ia (extremely hazardous) or Ib (highly
hazardous) (CorpWatch, 2002). CorpWatch Bulletin Board. Bayer Responsible in Pesticide
Deaths of 24 Children in Peru. Families Appeal to Secretary General Kofi Annan to Exclude
Bayer from the UN Global Compact.
Chevron Texaco and the Women of Nigeria
On 8 July 2002, about 150 unarmed women occupied the ChevronTexaco Escravos oil
terminal and held it for 11 days (“Chevron workers,” 2002), locking out 700 employees (Rosen,
2002). Four days into the seizure, negotiations between women representatives, oil company
officials and police began.
ChevronTexaco signed a seven-page memorandum of negotiated promises to hire
villagers, build a town hall, schools, fish and chicken farms, and electrical and water systems
(“Deal reached,” 2002). A New York Times (Associated Press, 2002) article informed
ChevonTexaco’s denial of reports of violence and quoted Wole Agunbiade, spokesman for the


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