Tag Archives: Guatemala

News Release: Murder of Young Assistant from Guatemalan Environmental Organization is Evidence of Escalating Risk to Human Rights Defenders

(Ottawa/Toronto/Vancouver/Reno/Washington/Guatemala) North American organizations are dismayed and deeply troubled by the execution-style murder of 22 year-old Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, assistant to the director of the Guatemalan Centre for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS), on Saturday in Guatemala City. … Continue reading

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Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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Interactive map shows scope of natural resource concessions in Guatemala (NISGUA)

From Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala‘s blog: Those of you following NISGUA’s work on defense of land and territory over the past seven years may remember the story of how Goldcorp’s Marlin mine first gained access to indigenous … Continue reading

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News bulletins about Goldcorp Inc. (Rights Action)

Posts from Rights Action on Goldcorp Inc. activities in Guatemala: Contamination of Water By Goldcorp Inc. (Montana Exploradora) In San Miguel Ixtahuacan And Sipacapa, San Marcos: The INACIF assessment confirmed that the total nitrogen in the water discharge from the … Continue reading

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Community Leader Oscar Morales Highlights Conflict Over El Escobal Mine (El Quetzal)

(This story can be found on page four of El Quetzal Issue #17, linked below.)

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Hudbay Minerals: Stop the Harassment in Guatemala Concerning Mining Related Criminal and Civil Lawsuits (Rights Action)

(Below: A letter to Hudbay Minerals and CGN concerning harassment in Guatemala of German Chub related to civil lawsuits in Canada and a criminal trial in Guatemala. The letter is written by Graham Russell of Rights Action. For more information … Continue reading

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Welcome to Guatemala: gold mine protester beaten and burnt alive (The Guardian)

By David Hill (The Marlin mine in western Guatemala owned by Canadian firm Goldcorp. Photograph: David Hill)   “They took him and poured gasoline all over him. Then they struck a match and lit him.” Doña A – not her … Continue reading

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