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

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

Amnesty: Urgent Action – Communities Threatened by Mining in Guatemala

Via Amnesty International: Before 11 January 2012, Guatemala’s minister responsible for mining must decide whether to allow a mine in Santa Rosa department, southeastern Guatemala, to begin extracting metals and minerals. Local communities have not been consulted about the plans. The company planning to carry out the mining, Minera San Rafael S.A., is a subsidiary … Continue reading

CAMIGUA Expresses its Concern Regarding the Electoral Process in San Miguel Ixtahuacán

Tribunal Supremo Electoral Oficinas Centrales 6ª. Avenida 0-32 Zona 2. Guatemala. Tel. (502) 22320382 – 5     October 17, 2011   To the Honorable Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Guatemala City,   We, the undersigned organizations from the international community, take this opportunity to express our concern over the recent electoral process in San Miguel … Continue reading

Canadian Government Abdicates Responsibility to Ensure Respect for Human Rights

Canadian Government Abdicates Responsibility to Ensure Respect for Human Rights May 16 2011 (Ottawa) Without ruling on allegations of human rights violations, the Canadian government has closed a complaint from indigenous communities affected by Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala. The decision marks the end of a process that was both procedurally and substantively deficient, and … Continue reading

Goldcorp Asks Shareholders to Ignore International Consensus to Suspend Operations at its Marlin Mine in Guatemala

Goldcorp Asks Shareholders to Ignore International Consensus to Suspend Operations at its Marlin Mine in Guatemala May 19 2011 (Vancouver) After a year in which every major human rights body has called for the suspension of the Marlin mine in Guatemala, on Wednesday Goldcorp asked its shareholders to trust its judgment instead. Six percent of … Continue reading

Affected Communities from the Americas Demand that Canadian Mining Industry Respect Their Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 17, 2011   Contacts:         Amanda Kistler, Center for International Environmental Law – 604-220-4009 Jason Tockman, Mining Justice Alliance – 604-727-9081                         Affected Communities from the Americas Demand that Canadian Mining Industry Respect Their Rights   Vancouver, BC – Latin American human rights advocates are in Vancouver to testify about the … Continue reading

FAQ: What You May Not Know About Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala

For those that have taken our action asking the Canadian Pension Plan to vote FOR the shareholder resolution, you may have received or may soon receive a response from Goldcorp, which demonstrates why urgent action is still necessary. As you will find summarized in the FAQ sheet, the company fails to address key issues that … Continue reading

Miembros del Congreso de los EE.UU. exhortan al Presidente de Guatemala a detener las operaciones de una mina polémica de Goldcorp

PARA DIFUSIÓN INMEDIATA 6 de abril del 2011   Miembros del Congreso de los EE.UU. exhortan al Presidente de Guatemala a detener las operaciones de una mina polémica de Goldcorp Washington, D.C. –  Quince miembros del Congreso estadounidense han expresado sus preocupaciones acerca de los impactos sobre los derechos humanos de la mina Marlin en … Continue reading

Violencia subraya la necesidad para una suspensión temporaria de la mina Marlin de Goldcorp

Mar 09 2011 En la siguiente carte dirigida a las autoridades Guatemalecas y Goldcorp Inc., la Coalición en contra la Minería Injusta de Guatemala (CAMIGUA) expresa su profunda preocupación en relación a los informes sobre la violencia ocurrida el 28 de febrero de 2011 en la municipalidad de San Miguel Ixtahuacán. CAMIGUA entiende que eventos … Continue reading