URGENT ACTION: Call for investigation and company departure in response to recurring violence in area of Canadian-owned silver project

URGENT ACTION: Call for investigation and company departure in response to recurring violence in area of Canadian-owned silver project    On Sunday, March 17, 2013, at around 8 pm, the President of the Xinca Indigenous Parliament and three other Xinca leaders were abducted by a group of heavily armed masked men while on their way … Continue reading

Guatemala’s Highest Court Denies Justice to Indigenous Peoples Affected by Mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2013   Contacts: Amanda Kistler –  Center for International Environmental Law: akistler(at)ciel.org, 202-742-5832 Jen Moore – MiningWatch Canada: jen(at)miningwatch.ca, 613-569-3439   Guatemala’s Highest Court Denies Justice to Indigenous Peoples Affected by Mining   (Washington, D.C./Guatemala City/Ottawa) – On March 1, Guatemalan national press reported that the country’s highest court upheld … Continue reading

International Organizations Call for Better Protection for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2012   International Organizations Call for Better Protection for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala   (Washington, D.C.) – In the context of growing threats against human rights defenders, particularly those working in defense of the rights of indigenous peoples and the right to a healthy environment, thirty two international organizations … Continue reading

Guatemala’s Highest Court to Hear Landmark Indigenous Challenge against Mining Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 20, 2012 (Washington D.C./Guatemala City) Today, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the 1997 mining law for failure to consult with the country’s indigenous peoples who make up more than half the population. The lawsuit, filed by the Western Peoples Council (CPO), contends that both … Continue reading

Delegación internacional envía un mensaje firme a Goldcorp en su asamblea anual de accionistas en South Porcupine, Ontario

Delegación internacional envía un mensaje firme a Goldcorp en su asamblea anual de accionistas en South Porcupine, Ontario Monday, April 30, 2012 (Ottawa/Toronto) El pasado jueves [26 de abril de 2012], un ingeniero de minas y medio ambiente de Colorado, dos maestros de Honduras y un dirigente de una comunidad indígena maya hicieron el largo … Continue reading

M4 RESOLUTION ON THE EXTRACTIVE MINING MODEL

M4 RESOLUTION ON THE EXTRACTIVE MINING MODEL     Mining companies invade our land and all of them, the majority Canadian,violate our fundamental human rights.  Throughout Mesoamerica, mining has displaced people from their homes and indigenous territories and has generated serious health problems in places like Valle de Siria in Honduras, San Miguel Ixtahuacán in Guatemala, and Carrizalillo in Mexico. In passing through our territories, the companies have poisoned springs and divided communities and families; they have deforested land, destroyed biodiversity and threatened food sovereignty in rural … Continue reading

Cast Your “Vote” – Guatemalans Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Goldcorp’s Mess

Your support is needed to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples living in Guatemala’s western highlands. The Canadian mining company Goldcorp could leave impoverished communities with a multi-million dollar bill to pay after it has extracted all of the gold from the Marlin mine. On April 26th, Goldcorp shareholders will decide if the company will post a … Continue reading

El pueblo guatemalteco no debería ser quien paga por los trastornos de Goldcorp, según accionistas

El pueblo guatemalteco no debería ser quien paga por los trastornos de Goldcorp, según accionistas 17 abril 2012 (OTTAWA, ON/WASHINGTON, DC) Varios accionistas entregaron una resolución a Goldcorp Inc en la que se le solicita a la compañía que se comprometa a cubrir la totalidad de los costos del cierre de la mina Marlin en Guatemala, y que revele … Continue reading

Shareholders Say Guatemalans Should Not Have to Pay for Goldcorp’s Mess

JOINT NEWS RELEASE April 16, 2012 SHAREHOLDERS SAY GUATEMALANS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR GOLDCORP’S MESS (Ottawa/Washington) Several shareholders have filed a resolution with Goldcorp Inc asking the company to commit to the full costs of closure of the Marlin mine in Guatemala, and to fully disclose current closure plans. They indicate that to … Continue reading

Retroceso en decisión de comisión: una señal de alerta para los defensores de los derechos humanos en América, no una muestra de responsabilidad de Goldcorp

PARA DIFUSIÓN INMEDIATA:   6 de enero de 2012   Retroceso en decisión de comisión: una señal de alerta para los defensores de los derechos humanos en América, no una muestra de responsabilidad de Goldcorp (Ottawa/Washington, D.C.) El Centro para el Derecho Ambiental Internacional (CIEL)y Alerta Minera Canadá expresaron hoy su profunda preocupación por la presión política que … Continue reading