Activists square off against Vancouver-based mining firms (Canada.com)

May 18, 2011 Article by by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun.
 

[From the Article:]

Activists are bringing their claims of environmental damage and rights violations against two Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America directly to the firms’ annual general meetings this week in Vancouver.

Calling themselves the Mining Justice Alliance, they will be seeking the attention of Goldcorp Inc. and First Majestic Silver Corp. shareholders to address their concerns.

At Goldcorp’s AGM today in particular, activists have succeeded in putting a special resolution to shareholders asking them to suspend operations at the company’s Marlin mine in Guatemala, as was recommended by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a branch of the Organization of American States. Read the full article.

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