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Sipakapa is still not for sale…

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Sipakapa is still not for sale…Neither are San Rafael Las Flores, Nueva Santa Rosa, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa nor Santa Rosa de Lima. NISGUA: http://nisgua.blogspot.com/2014/02/sipakapa-is-still-not-for-sale.html In 2005, the communities of Sipakapa carried out one of the first community consultations on mining in Guatemala, taking a stand against Canadian giant, Goldcorp Inc., and sparking [...]

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Communities Denounce Forced Labour

  Press Conference: Plurijur, Calas, Consejo Maya Sipacapense, Fredemi (Version Espanola Aqui) Thursday, February 6, 2014, Casa Cervantes, Guatemala City Article 4 of the political constitution of the Republic of Guatemala establishes that no person can be subjected to servitude or any other condition which undermines their dignity. On January 8, 2014, five communities of [...]

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Crisanta Perez talks about Marlin Mine

Crisanta Pérez lives very close to the Marlin mine in Guatemala. The Norwegian pension fund have made big investments in Goldcorp´s most profitable mine. It is repeatedly reported violations of human rights both from protesters and due to polluting water. For years Cristanta Pérez has been one of the community´s strong voices against the mine.

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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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Sister Maudilia Lopez Visits the Maritimes

Theme: Sister Maudila Lopez: A Mayan woman urges the United Church Pension Plan and other Pension Funds to divest from Goldcorp Bio Sister Maudilia Lopez has worked for 17 years in the Catholic Parish of San Miguel Ixtahuacan. She is a member of the Parish Sisters and Brothers of Mother Earth Committee, which has courageously [...]

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