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

A wake-up call for human rights defenders in the Americas, not indicator of Goldcorp’s performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   January 5, 2011   CONTACT: Jennifer Moore, MiningWatch Canada, 613-569-3439 Kristen Genovese, Center for International Environmental Law, 202-742-5831   A wake-up call for human rights defenders in the Americas, not indicator of Goldcorp’s performance   (Ottawa/Washington, D.C.) The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and MiningWatch Canada today expressed deep concern at the political pressure being brought to bear … Continue reading

Urgent Action: NO Extraction License to Tahoe Resources!

It is a crucial moment to take action in defense of communities threatened by mining in Guatemala. NO extraction license to Tahoe Resources! Before January 11, 2012, Guatemala’s Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources must decide whether to allow Tahoe Resources to develop a silver and gold mine in the province of Santa Rosa. Local communities … 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

Empobrecimiento, sin desarrollo, podría ser el resultado de la Mina Marlin de Goldcorp en Guatemala, revela un nuevo estudio

PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA El 3 de noviembre de 2011   Empobrecimiento, sin desarrollo, podría ser el resultado de la Mina Marlin de Goldcorp en Guatemala, revela un nuevo estudio Washington, D.C. y Ottawa – El legado de la mina Marlin, propiedad de Goldcorp, en Guatemala “bien podría ser la devastación ecológica y el empobrecimiento,” dice … Continue reading

Impoverishment, not development, could be end result of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala, says new study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2011   CONTACT:  Jennifer Moore, MiningWatch Canada, jen(@)miningwatch.ca Amanda Kistler, Center for International Environmental Law, amanda.camigua(@)gmail.com Impoverishment, not development, could be end result of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala, says new study Washington, D.C. and Ottawa – The legacy of Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala “could well be ecological devastation … Continue reading