Communities Resisting Mines
In the late 1990s, early 2000s, global (mainly Canadian) mining companies received mining concessions from Guatemalan governments when the most powerful politician in Guatemala was former General Rios Montt, now on house arrest for being one of the intellectual authors of Guatemala's genocide and State repression against its own population in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s.
On July 14-15, an International Health Tribunal will take place in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala, in the shadow of Goldcorp's "Marlin" mine. People from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico will give testimony as to the health harms and other human rights violations they have suffered due to the operations of Goldcorp mines in their regions.
An Article by Sandra Cuffe and Karen Spring ( human rights activists working with Rights Action) regarding Canadian and Chilean involvement in mining & security reform in Honduras.
PUBLIC STATEMENT: by FRENAM (Frente Norte del Área Metropolitana Pueblos en Resitencia) about May 8, 2012, militarized convoy of mining company trucks
- Link to May 10, 2012, radio interview, CBC "The Current", about Canadian nickel mining in Guatemala, and about how then Canadian ambassador to Guatemala slandered the "El Estor Evictions" documentary film
- Links to "El Estor Evictions" and "All That Glitters Isn't Gold" films by Steven Schnoor
- Media release by Klippensteins law firm, June 2010, Concerning slander ruling against Canadian government and ambassador to Guatemala
- Toronto Star story, June 17, 2010, "Former Canadian ambassador guilty of slander"
- New Internationalist story, September 2010, "Cook feels the heat. Canadian ambassador to Guatemala guilty of slander"