Tag Archives: Murders

Indigenous Wixarika Leader and Activist Murdered in Mexico (teleSUR)

Source: TeleSUR The Marakame Margarito Diaz Gonzalez was murdered at his home, in front of his wife, on Saturday. The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, … Continue reading

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An Indigenous Mexican people are battling cartels and peyote tourism (VICE)

By Duncan Tucker Source: VICE News (Excerpt:) As dawn broke on a sacred mountaintop in northern Mexico, a group of indigenous pilgrims dragged a sacrificial calf into their stone circle and slit its throat. They then dipped candles in the warm … Continue reading

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BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Diocesan Coordinating Committee in Defence of Nature (CODIDENA) and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa (In Guatemala)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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Mexico: Wixarika indigenous people mourn death of leader and brother (HRD)

Source: HRD memorial According to Mexican daily La Jornada Indigenous community leader Miguel Vazquez Flores has been killed alongside his brother Agustin Flores, as the country’s human rights situation continues to spark national and international alarm just days after the murder of … Continue reading

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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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Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

The full report, executive summary, and a print version are available for download here, at MiningWatch’s website. This report documents the current activities of the El Dorado Foundation, which was originally established by Pacific Rim Mining in El Salvador in 2005, … Continue reading

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International Organizations Demand Justice in Deadly Attack Against Opponents of Tahoe Resources’ Mine

Thirty six international human rights, environmental justice and solidarity organizations have signed a letter to Guatemala’s Attorney General demanding justice for the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso on April 13th. The father and daughter are community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, actively opposed to Tahoe … Continue reading

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