Author: Luis Solano
Organizations: International Platform Against Impunity, MiningWatch Canada, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
Publication date: 10 November 2015
Size: 29 pages, 1.8MB
Ever since Goldcorp acquired Glamis Gold’s mining rights in 2007, opposition began to surface among residents of communities in the departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa, who began to peacefully demonstrate against the mining project. Since 2010, under control of Tahoe Resources, community opposition to the mining project grew to include protest marches and municipal referendums in neighbouring municipalities.
The peaceful protest movement, in defense of water and the environment, has been met with repression, criminalization, militarization, and extreme violence… including the killing of local leaders.
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