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Naty Atz Sunuc (far left)
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UBC institute set up to promote Canadian mining overseas

December 5, 2014
| The International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development claims it wants to help countries benefit from their resources in environmental and socially responsible ways.
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Image: http://resistencapacificaelescobal.blogspot.ca/
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As the world witnesses the latest violence in Gaza and decries the death of civilians, there is another humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Voices of the resistance movement in Guatemala

"I want Canadians to know that the silver, and possibly the gold, that is being extracted from Guatemala is bloodstained," said human rights lawyer and activist, Rafael Maldonaldo.

There has been a lack of consultation between Guatemala's government and Tahoe Resources Inc. (a Canada-based mining company), and the local communities in the region.

Maggie Padlewska travelled there last month, to explore the allegations, and to document the voices of the communities impacted by Tahoe's Escobal Mine in San Rafael and surrounding areas.

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| July 7, 2014

Allegations of violence at Guatemala mine filed in Canadian court

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A group of men is suing a Canadian mining company, Tahoe Resources Inc., over injuries they received while protesting at a silver mine in Guatemala.

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Standing with the People of Guatemala

The NISGUA organization is the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. The group's mission centres around connecting North American activists with Guatemala citizens in the “grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity and respect for the Earth.” The collaboration specifically mentions connection building between U.S. and Guatemalan activists, but there’s no reason Canadians can't also contribute to this support network.

 

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