This photo-essay is yet another presentation of images demonstrating the reality of health problems experienced by people living in the Siria Valley, Honduras.
"Shame on the DJSI North America for including Goldcorp Inc. on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI North America). What “rigorous indicators” are you using to consider Goldcorp a leader in the areas of environmental and social performance?" Grahame Russell (co-director Rights Action)
Goldcorp donates $5 million to two health programs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, even as Goldcorp categorically denies any responsibility or even remedy for deadly and devastating health harms in the Siria Valley, Honduras, suffered by former Goldcorp workers and by villagers living near Goldcorp’s “San Martin” open-pit, mountain-top removal, cyanide bonding gold mine. Today, four years after Goldcorp suspended its mining operation, people continue to suffer devastating health harms.
We present a series of photographs documenting the reality of life in the Siria Valley, Honduras, where a serious endemic health crisis continues to unfold. The health problems were caused by open-pit mining exploitation carried out by Entremares, a subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc. of Canada, at its "San Martin" mining operation.
NO JUSTICE OR REMEDY IN SIGHT: With complete impunity from legal or political accountability, Goldcorp denies, denies, denies. This is how the unjust global economic-political order works. La Lucha Sigue / The Struggle continues.