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Press Release: Groups Denounce Attacks & Defamation by Swiss Mining Company Solway Investment Group in Guatemala; Urge Constitutional Court to Follow Precedent and Shut Down Mine

The same week that Global Witness names the Central American country the deadliest in the world for environmental activists, threats against Maya Q’eqchi land defenders opposing illegal mining in their territory increase.  Zurich/Berna/Washington/Berkley/Tatamagouche/Guatemala August 2, 2019 On July 29 Global Witness released a report which found Guatemala among the most dangerous countries in the world [...]

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Press release: Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 (Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal silver project. They insist that the company’s community relations taking place in [...]

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Comunicado de Prensa: El gobierno de Canadá incumple su promesa de crear mecanismo de control

El gobierno de Canadá incumple su promesa de crear mecanismo de control independiente sobre derechos humanos con relación a empresas  El Gobierno de Canadá fracasó el día de hoy en nombrar a una Persona Defensora para la Actividad Comercial Responsable (Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise – CORE por sus siglas en inglés) independiente con autoridad real [...]

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Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad

For Immediate Release Canadian Government Reneges on Promise to Create Independent Human Rights Watchdog for Corporations Operating Abroad Ottawa, ON / Tatamagouche, NS / Guatemala City (April 8, 2019) – The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm [...]

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Comunicado de prensa: Mayra Jiménez habla a través las provincias marítimas de Canadá sobre el incendio ocurrido en el Hogar Seguro en 2017 y sobre el movimento por la justicia de género en Guatemala.

6 de marzo de 2019 (Halifax) – Del 28 de febrero a el 9 de marzo, Mayra Jiménez del colectivo 8Tijax ofrece charlas en gira por las provincias marítimas de Canadá sobre la lucha en curso por buscar justicia de 41 niñas y jóvenes víctimas muertas en un incendio causado dentro de un hogar estatal [...]

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