The impunity with which global mining companies (and other industries) violate human rights and harm the environment in Guatemala, will be better understood after reading this article. Until the governments of the U.S. and Canada, and global companies and investors stop doing 'business as usual' with the regimes of Guatemala, the impunity, repression and harms will not end.
On April 13th, Merilyn Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, a 16-year old anti-mining activist was assassinated in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala. Her father, Edwin Alexander Reynoso who accompanied her at the time, was also shot and remains in critical condition. Both Topacio and her father were active in the resistance against Canadian company Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine, in San Rafael las Flores, Santa Rosa. There will be a Memorial to Commemorate the Life of Topacio Reynoso and to Hold Goldcorp Responsible. Thursday, May 1st, 4pm, Outside Goldcorp's offices: 130 Adelaide Street West (corner of Adelaide and York).
U.S. and Canadian Governments "Feed the Beast" in Honduras: With this regime in power, murder, militarism and impunity will continue without question in Honduras
"Our northern Canadian territories often get written off by most of us province-dwelling folk as a frigid tundra of nothingness. But it's probably about time us southerners start paying attention to the situation up north. Yellowknife, is currently sitting on 237,000 tonnes of arsenic, enough to kill the entire human population of our planet a few times over." Article by Meghan Pearson.
Yet another letter to the WB and IADB concerning the on-going violations and suffering of the surviving victims of the Chixoy Dam/Rio Negro massacres. Please email or mail your own letter to the WB and IDB (address info below). Thank-you.