By allowing Goldcorp to operate this way in Guatemala, the Canadian government is violating the right to water of the local communities in the regional and river basin where the Marlin mine operates.
A jubilant and diverse crowd of more than 200 -- with some participants festooned in gold glitter -- pushed its way into the Pan Pacific Convention Centre, where the Goldcorp AGM was taking place.
Guatemala's Nuevo Horizonte is a co-operative community founded in 1998 by former guerrilla fighters, two years after a peace agreement was made with the government, ending over 36 years of civil war.
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Excerpts and commentary on 'Open Pit Imperialism: Canada at Home and Abroad,' a public forum held in Vancouver, B.C. in February 2011.
Eleven indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' women filed a lawsuit Monday against Canadian mining companies HMI Nickel, and its corporate owner, HudBay Minerals, for attacks in Guatemala.
Redeye recorded a panel discussion addressing the role of Canadian mining companies in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. The event was organized in response to a donation by Goldcorp to SFU.
News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s.
Goldcorp is a Vancouver-based mining company active in Central America where it faces widespread opposition. This week Central American activists attended Goldcorp's annual shareholder meeting.
Leocadio Juaracán is the national coordinator of the CCDA, a campesino organization that work for human rights in Guatemala. In February he began receiving death threats.