Corporations & their agents Archives: Goldcorp

State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala

By Sandra Cuffe This article was originally published by Upside Down World on May 2, 2013, and is republished here with permission from the author. With the world’s attention focused on the on-again off-again genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and his head of military intelligence in Guatemala City, there has been … Continue reading State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala

Farmers in Mexico shut down exploitative and ecocidal silver mine

By Paul Bocking / Waging Nonviolence Civil disobedience has halted production at Mexico’s “top grade producer of silver.” Farmers of the La Sierrita village, a close knit community of about 50 families, located 40 minutes north of the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango, have shut down the La Platosa mine owned by Canadian firm Excellon … Continue reading Farmers in Mexico shut down exploitative and ecocidal silver mine

Community organizer fighting illegal corporate mining in Guatemala suffers assassination attempt

By Rights Action On June 13, assassins on a motorcycle shot multiple times at Yolanda Oqueli Veliz, a community leader from the municipalities of San José el Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, just outside of Guatemala City. Yolanda is in critical but stable condition in a Guatemala City Hospital, one bullet still lodged in her … Continue reading Community organizer fighting illegal corporate mining in Guatemala suffers assassination attempt

Chilean Supreme Court votes unanimously to halt development of proposed Goldcorp mine

By Dawn Paley / Vancouver Media Co-op On Friday, the Chilean Supreme Court ratified a lower court ruling that rendered Goldcorp’s environmental assessment for the El Morro mine null, due to irregularities including the company’s failure to properly consult with the Diaguita Huascoaltinos Indigenous and Agricultural Community, whose lands would be destroyed if the mine … Continue reading Chilean Supreme Court votes unanimously to halt development of proposed Goldcorp mine