Human Rights Leaders from Latin America Demand “Goldcorp, Stop Violating Human Rights”

Activists travel from Latin America to Toronto to pressure the Canadian mining company to cease operations in Guatemala and Honduras, and clean up its mess

Toronto, Ontario –Representatives from communities affected by Goldcorp’s mines in Central and South America will attend its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Toronto to demand that the company respect their rights.  They will be accompanied by representatives from a group of human rights organizations from the United States and Canada including the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Breaking the Silence, Rights Action, and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), among others.

Dozens of activists and representatives from these human rights organizations will gather outside the hotel where the shareholder meeting is taking place to demand that Goldcorp “respect free, prior, and informed consent and clean up its toxic mess” in Central America.

Meanwhile, representatives from communities affected by Goldcorp’s mines will enter the shareholder meeting to denounce human rights abuses, health and environmental harms, and educate shareholders about the importance of a shareholder resolution that asks the company to adopt a policy that respects communities’ right to free, prior, and informed consent. Goldcorp has encouraged its shareholders to vote no on the resolution. The vote will be held that day.

Representatives will be available for interview preceding and following the shareholder meeting.

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