Goldcorp, the second largest gold mining company in the world, operates its lowest cost mine in Guatemala through its subsidiary, Montana Exploradora. Located in San Miguel Ixtahuacán (SMI) and Sipacapa in Guatemala’s western highlands, the open-pit Marlin Mine has been the cause of increasing local, national and international clamor for environmental accountability and respect for human rights. Independent studies show:

On May 21, 2010, the Inter-American Court ordered the Guatemalan government to suspend operations at the Marlin Mine due to the on-going allegations of concerning environmental and health damages and human and indigenous rights violations caused by the mine. Yet mining continues, and social conflict escalates: today local organizers face increasing intimidations and persecution for their efforts to speak out against the mine.

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