The United States and Canada refuse to fully address what is going on in Mexico because our two countries are the biggest economic, political and military partners of the Mexican 'Narco-State'.
In 2007, hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers and police, and private security guards hired by Skye Resources (bought out by Hudbay Minerals in 2008) illegally entered the mountain top community of Lote 8, burnt 100 homes to the ground, and burnt or destroyed animals, crops and personal property. As part of this violent, illegal eviction, the guards, police and soldiers also gang-raped 11 women.
An action alert from the GHRC (Guatemala Human Rights Commission). Though the day of action is over, please follow-up on their letter writing and tweeting recommendations.
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Almost 10 years after Sipacapa's legally binding community consultation said "NO to Mining, YES to Life" (See film: "Sipakapa Is Not For Sale", http://vimeo.com/38097729, Goldcorp Inc. is still trying to illegally expand its destructive cash-cow gold mine from San Miguel Ixtahuacan into Sipakapa.