Violence near Goldcorp mine underscores need for mine suspension

Mar 09 2011 In the following letter to Guatemalan authorities and Goldcorp Inc., the International Coalition Against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA) expresses its profound concern following reports of violence in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán. CAMIGUA believes that the recent incident underscores an urgent need for the Guatemalan government to fully implement precautionary … Continue reading

Amnesty International: URGENT ACTION: Mine Activists Beaten and Threatened

Posted: 04 March 2011 Guatemala: Mine activists attacked Photo Credit: Community members from San Miguel Ixtahuacán demonstrate on 28 February 2011 against continued operation of the Marlin Mine despite a suspension order from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights [Copyright: COPAE] On 28 February, 200 members of the communities of San Miguel Ixtahuacán municipality were … Continue reading

Comunicado urgente de preocupación para la seguridad de los defensores y defensoras de San Miguel Ixtahuacan en protesta pacifica/Urgent concern for safety of human rights defenders of San Miguel Ixtahuacán following peaceful protests

Por favor circular ampliamente. Please distribute widely. – – – Guatemala 28 de febrero de 2011 La Red de Solidaridad con el Pueblo de Guatemala Collectif Guatemala Breaking the Silence Rights Action Comunicado urgente de preocupación para la seguridad de los defensores y defensoras de San Miguel Ixtahuacan en protesta pacifica Denunciamos las violaciones de … Continue reading

International Organizations Denounce Recent Wave of Death Threats and Crimes Against El Salvadoran Anti-Mining Movement

On February 10, 2011, forty nine international civil society organizations expressed their concern over a series of detentions and robberies against members of an El Salvadoran environmentalist organization that have taken place during the last six months. The letter notes a disturbing tendency in Mexico and Central America of increasing violence against environmental defenders, too … Continue reading

Human Rights Body to Hear of Abuses against Environmental Defenders

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2010 Human Rights Body to Hear of Abuses against Environmental Defenders Rising tensions in Mexico and Central America bring issue to a head Washington, D.C. – The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a leading non-profit organization that defends the right to a healthy planet, today announced that an … Continue reading


THREATS AGAINST LOCAL LEADERS ESCALATE On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the small community San José Nueva         Esperanza in the village Maquivil, municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Ms. Diodora  Antonia Hernández Cinto was shot. Two unknown young men showed up at her house asking for a place to stay. When they were … Continue reading

Son of Guatemalan Anti-Mining Leader is Assassinated, 3 Months following Father’s Protest at Goldcorp Inc’s AGM.

October 1, 2009 On May 22, 2009 Arturo Mendez Ortíz, Maya Mam community leader and two-time ex-mayor of the municipality of Colotenango in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, stood before the CEO, board of directors, and shareholders of Goldcorp Inc. to denounce their activities in Guatemala. Over three months later his 19 year-old son, Walter Mendez, was … Continue reading