Reports have been coming in that Montana Exploradora, which is owned by Canada’s own Goldcorp, is about to begin spilling sewage water from the waste dam of the Marlin mine (see map) into the Quivichil stream and the Cuilco river, in Guatemala. As I understand it, the water has been treated so the level of […]
Rights Action has just sent out some news that Skye Resources, the same Canadian mining company that ordered the evictions earlier this year, has recently ordered another eviction. This one, directed at the Mayan Q’eqchi’ community of La Paz. From Rights Action – Residents of the Mayan Q’eqchi’ community of La Paz (municipality of Panzos, […]
Here’s an urgent online petition to help protect Apache Leap and numerous other Sacred sites from desecration by copper mining. The land in question is part of the ancestral lands of the sovereign Native Nations of the Apache, Yavapai, Hopi, and O’Odham. These Nations have not given permission for this land to be mined—and yet, […]
Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala Spreads Misinformation About Mining Conflict Written by Rights Action Wednesday, 28 February 2007 A Public Letter To: Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, MacKay.P@parl.gc.ca James Lambert, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, DFAIT, email@example.com Kenneth Cook, Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, firstname.lastname@example.org RE: Canadian ambassador to Guatemala spreads misinformation about film […]
On January 8th and 9th 2007, hundreds of police and soldiers in Guatemala forcibly evicted the Maya inhabitants of several communities who were living on lands that a Guatemalan military government granted to Canadian mining company INCO in 1965. The local indigenous population claims the land to be theirs, and resent the exploitation of an […]
May 3, 2006 – This statement was read at Glamis Gold’s Annual General Meeting. It was written by community representatives from regions of Honduras and Guatemala affected by the company’s mining operations. They were in Canada on an educational speaking tour with Rights Action. Statement to Glamis Gold Shareholders from Honduras and Guatemala Glamis Gold […]
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