The Guatemalans who are taking human rights cases against mining companies to Canadian courts

The Guatemalans who are taking human rights cases against mining companies to Canadian courts

Originally published by Latin Correspondent on 8/12/15.   Guatemalans who have been the victim of alleged human rights abuses at the hands of mining companies are taking lawsuits to Canada. Concerned that justice cannot be achieved in Guatemala, several plaintiffs have taken legal action against two mining companies for human...

Militarization and murders stifle anti-mining movement in Guatemala

Militarization and murders stifle anti-mining movement in Guatemala

Originally published on Mongabay.com by Sandra Cuffe on 15/07/15.   A resident of Mataquescuintla, Guatemala, at a November 2014 celebration of the second anniversary of the municipality’s referendum on mining. The referendum was one of many in the region, and residents voted against mining in every one. However, the government...