04/17/2015 02:25 pm ET Updated Apr 17, 2015

How The World Bank Is Financing Environmental Destruction

Ben Hallman / The Huffington Post

In northern Peru, the World Bank’s business-lending arm, the International Finance Corp., is part owner of the Yanacocha gold mine, accused by impoverished farming communities of despoiling their land in pursuit of the precious ore. The bank and IFC have stepped up investments in projects deemed to have a high risk of serious and environment damage, including oil pipelines, mines and even coal-fired power plants, an investigation by The Huffington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist has found.

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