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Another community leader criminalized in Guatemala: Maria Cuc Choc released on bail

On Friday, January 20, 2018, Maria Cuc Choc made her first appearance in front of a judge in Puerto Barrios for her arraignment hearing. Maria is no stranger to the legal system in her town. For years she has supported communities in the struggle to secure legal certainty for ancestral lands. But this time, she [...]

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Open for Justice in Guatemala

Originally published in Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=196486 By Rachel Warden “What happened to Canadian compassion, to the Canada that accepted so many refugees in the 80s?” Nelly Rivera, from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in El Salvador, asked this question after telling us about the potential impacts of a Canadian mine on the border of Guatemala and [...]

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Guatemalans protest Canadian mines in their backyard

Republished from Embassy Magazine. November 13, 2013 GDressed proudly in their traditional colourful clothing, Angelica Choc and Maudilia Lopez Cardona travelled from their Guatemalan villages to Parliament Hill to draw attention to what they say is an inexcusable price paid by their communities to Canadian mining companies. For Sister Lopez, a Catholic nun from the [...]

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Globe and Mail: Lawyers scramble after HudBay decision

JOSH KERR http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/streetwise/lawyers-scramble-after-hudbay-decision/article13401128/ The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jul. 25 2013, 8:00 AM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jul. 25 2013, 8:00 AM EDT The landmark decision by the Ontario Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit brought by the victims and family members of alleged violence at a Guatemalan mine owned by Canadian mining company [...]

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Turba quema oficinas de fundación para exigir empleo

Publicado en Prense Libre 9 de enero 2013 Cerca de 100 personas quemaron las oficinas de la Fundación Raxë, el brazo social de una empresa explotadora de níquel en El Estor, Izabal, como medida de presión para exigir empleo. EL ESTOR – El incidente se registró a las cero horas de este miércoles, vecinos comentan [...]

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