Tag Archives: HudBay

Oct 27 & Oct 29: New Film ‘DEFENSORA’ Premieres in Vancouver

“Defensora is a deeply moving testimony to incredible courage in the face of wanton brutality and a shining tribute to the human search for justice.” (Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians) TORONTO, ON — 6kidsProductions and Girl Edge Films, in partnership with … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: New violence related to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’ El Escobal mine leaves one dead, several wounded (MJA)

Media Advisory Vancouver Mining Justice Alliance – For Immediate Release – New violence related to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’ El Escobal mine leaves one dead, several wounded New violence this week has brought Tahoe Resources El Escobal Silver project in Guatemala … Continue reading

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Tensions rise after murder of Guatemalan indigenous activist opposed to Canada’s Tahoe Resources silver project (La politica es la politica)

Article providing an in-depth look at the kidnapping and murder of Xinca leaders on March 17, 2013.  This piece includes quotes from Tahoe Resources, the UN High Commission for Human Rights, and the US Embassy in Guatemala.  It also goes on … Continue reading

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Bringing Canadian Mining to Justice (Pambazuka News)

Abstract: Canadian mining interests in countries around the world are valued at tens of billions of dollars. Karyn Keenan looks at efforts by local communities to hold mining companies to account for human rights abuses. ‘The issue of access to remedy … Continue reading

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Snake oil and the Myth of Corporate Social Responsibility (Canadian Dimension)

This detailed article outlines failed attempts to regulate Canada’s extractive industry via Bill C-300, and critiques the concept of voluntary ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’. It also outlines human rights complaints against Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala. Additional links and resources are included at the end.   [From the article … Continue reading

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Canadian Mines, Indigenous Communities and Accountability in Guatemala: What Role for the Media? (Paper)

This paper examines underreporting of human rights issues at Canadian mines in Guatemala (making links to the social relations of news media) and also includes some background on Canada’s policy context. Paper Abstract:   This article examines the role of the Canadian … Continue reading

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