Appeal from the Mayan Sipacapan People of Western Guatemala for Northamerican Solidarity, Confronted with Goldcorp Inc.'s Push to Expand Mining, Backed by the Guatemalan Army and Police, into Sipacapan Territories. Across Guatemala, and in San Marcos, campesino and Mayan peoples are protesting the illegal granting of a 23 square kilometer exploration license to Goldcorp (EntreMares)
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Since 2004, the open-pit, cyanide leaching mining operation of Goldcorp Inc. in Guatemala (via its subsidiary Montana Exploradora de Guatemala) has caused widespread environmental and health harms, and human rights violations and repression, to Mayan Mam people living in communities in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipicapa.
Murders of journalists, lawyers, and Indigenous and campesino people involved in land and resource struggles continue in the country, which has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world. People involved with the LIBRE party have also become targets. Rights Action’s [Karen] Spring has been researching pre-electoral political violence and compiled a list of murders and armed attacks on political party-affiliated candidates, campaigners, and activists between May 2012 and October 19, 2013.
Letter from the Klippensteins law firm to the PDH (Human Rights Ombudsperson) in Guatemala