Canadian Government Accepts Complaint Against Goldcorp; Affected Communities Urge Investigation

The Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) decided last week to admit a complaint filed on behalf of affected community groups in Guatemala against Canadian gold company Goldcorp. The complaint, involving Goldcorp’s Marlin mine, was filed in Ottawa in December 2009 by two Guatemalan representatives on behalf of their community organization. The Front in Defense of … Continue reading

Canadian National Contact Point to the OECD Admits Case Against Goldcorp Inc. Affected Communities Applaud Admission and Urge Investigation

The Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently admitted a case filed on behalf affected community groups in Guatemala against Canadian gold company Goldcorp Inc. The case, involving Goldcorp’s Marlin mine, was presented in person by two Guatemalan community representatives in Ottawa on December 12, 2009. The … Continue reading

International Labor Organization Requests the Suspension of the Marlin Mine in Guatemala- Cites Lack of Consultation and Proper Impact Assessments

Civil society groups have applauded the recent statements of the ILO requesting that the government of Guatemala suspend the mining operations of Goldcorp Inc/ Montana Exploradora (subsidiary) in San Marcos. The conclusion, based on a claim submitted by the Trade Union Confederation of Guatemala (UNSITRAGUA), emphasizes the government’s failure to consult the affected population prior … Continue reading