Concerning HudBay Mineral's nickel mining interests in Guatemala, it is our understanding that the bc-IMC has over $281,000,000 invested in HudBay Minerals and the CPP over $42,000,000. We write you now, as HudBay is about to hold its annual shareholder meeting.
Body count rising in El Salvador where "Pacific Rim" wants to mine for gold
Almost 30 years after the massacres and genocide carried out by the U.S.-backed military regime of Guatemala against its own majority indigenous population (part of the "war on communism"), 11 years after the genocide cases were first filed in Guatemala courts, a former army general has been arrested for his role in genocide, forced disappearances and other crimes against humanity.
Once again, Guatemala’s reputation on the world stage has been stained by an abject crime. This time it was Facundo Cabral who fell victim to our long and tragic saga of domestic crime.
Not surprisingly, Goldcorp Inc. did not agree, at its annual general meeting in Vancouver (May 18, 2011), to a shareholder's resolution to suspend its "Marlin" mine in Guatemala, as ordered by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), an institution of the Organization of American States (OAS).