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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe A Canadian mining company stands accused of violating human rights and damaging the environment in Guatemala. As the price of gold has rocketed amidst global economic uncertainty, Goldcorp argues it is sharing its record revenues with an impoverished community by providing jobs and economic development. The company owns the Marlin mine in Guatemala, which was opened in 2005 despite the objections of indiginous communities. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 ...
Rights activists and residents have accused the Canadian owners of Guatemala's largest gold mine of exploiting local communities. Most worrying, they say, is the use of highly toxic cyanide to separate gold particles from the rock. Some residents claim that dangerous waste from the mine is making their children sick. Al Jazeeras David Mercer reports from San Miguel Ixtahuacan.
A video from Project Accompaniment Québec-Guatemala, for the divestment campaign The Money Thread. In Guatemala, the canadian mining company Tahoe Resources, funded in part by Canadians and Quebecois' pension funds, is leading a very violent, controversial and destructive mining project, El Escobal. The activist and lawyer Rafal Malonado tells us about it, during his visit in Montreal in March 2014. Visit THEMONEYTHREAD.ORG
In November 2010, Museum Curator George E. Harlow embarked on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to the Montagua Valley in central Guatemala, a fault zone rich in the precious mineral, jadeite jade. Dr. Harlow and his team of geologists hiked along riverbeds and steep outcrops, collecting rock samples that might provide clues to the evolution of the Caribbean region. The Caribbean originated 120 million years ago, when areas of volcanic islands and ocean floor squeezed past Mexico and South America. In what's known as the Guatemala suture zone, the boundary between the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates, geologists have found remnants of both a plate collision and a subduction zone, where an oceanic plate plunged into Earth's mantle. The high pressures of subduction zones help...
A Canadian-owned mine in Guatemala. A nearby indigenous community evicted. If you talk to the company, the community is solidly behind them. But according to a special documentary report not everyone agrees. For the company's side of the story, Avi talks to Andrew Grant of Skye Resources Limited in Vancouver.
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For broadcast quality material of this reel or to know more about our Public Domain collection, contact us at email@example.com [Post-WWII - 1946, Guatemala: Gold Mining W/ Supplies By Air From Nicaragua.] Intertitle: Mining By Air. TACA Airlines DC-3s loaded from oxcart on grassy field at La Completa (?), Nicaragua. Aircraft fitted w/ JATO tank. LS of takeoff. 22:56:06 MS in cockpit. 22:56:09 Aerial over crater of Suena mine in Guatemala. DC-3 landing uphill towards camera. 22:56:30 Large steam shovel loading large dump truck. View across mine; crushing machine, concentration unit & native working with cyanide reduction tank. Europeans loading 50 lb gold bricks. Plane taking off past camera & other photographers. Remote Mining; Ecology; Safety; Dangerous Work; Supplyin...
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Many sectors of the global economy may be struggling in the recession, but precious metals remain a valuable commodity. Over the last 10 years, the price of gold has risen sharply, peaking at $1,921 an ounce in September and now hovering around $1,730 an ounce. In the first of a four-part series on how people are taking extreme measures to get their hands on precious metals, Al Jazeera takes a look at Guatemalans who are braving dangerous conditions to search for gold. David Mercer reports from Guatemala City, the capital.
British mining boss is held hostage for hours in terrifying ordeal at hands of armed Guatemalan kidnap gang who threatened to set him on fire, A British mining boss was held hostage for more than three hours by a gang of armed men who punctured his car tyres and threatened to set the vehicle alight with him inside. David Howe, vice-president of Tahoe Resources and managing director of its subsidiary Minera San Rafael, was one of two company executives subjected to the terrifying ordeal on a dirt track near a remote village in Guatemala. Police rescued the pair unharmed after the intervention of the British Embassy in the Central American country.
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Like many other land protectors in Latin America, Rodrigo Tot and his community have paid a price in their efforts to defend the lands of the Q'eqchi people. Five centuries after resisting Spanish colonizers, they continue to resist the Guatamalan government and multinationals which want to invade their ancestral lands. https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/video/656491/indigenous-anti-mining-activist-in-guatemala-wins-award/
A British mining boss was held hostage for more than three hours by a gang of armed men who punctured his car tyres and threatened to set the vehicle alight with him inside.David Howe, vice-president of Tahoe Resources and managing director of its subsidiary Minera San Rafael, was one of two company executives subjected to the terrifying ordeal on a dirt track near a remote village in Guatemala.Police rescued the pair unharmed after the intervention of the British Embassy in the Central American country. David Howe is the vice-president of Tahoe Resources and managing director of its subsidiary Minera San Rafael, Embassy spokesman Eduardo Smith said: 'Following the retention of a group of executives from the San Rafael Mine the British Embassy is now offering consular assistance to a B...
(En Español below) Within this video you will meet a courageous gold mine resistance community - lead by Guatemalan women - fighting to defend the Water, Nature, and Life of their territory. The video is accompanied by a written article for those who wish to receive a broader understanding of the message that this peaceful resistance community carries forth. For more video stories visit www.TomorrowsAncestorsSpeak.org and like our page for updates at www.Facebook.com/TomorrowsAncestorsSpeak El video es una historia de unas mujeres valientes que junto a su comunidad se enfrentan a una mina de oro - Estas valientes mujeres guatemaltecas - luchan por la defensa del agua, la naturaleza, y la vida de su territorio. El vídeo se acompaña de un artículo escrito para aquellos que deseen recib...
A 'march,' designed to emulate grassroots demonstrations but organized by the mining industry, made its way through the heart of Guatemala City, with banners asking for more mining in the country. A bulletin that describes this event, written by the Peasant Workers Movement (Movimiento de Trabajadores Campesinos - MTC) in San Marcos Guatemala, can be found here: http://www.miningwatch.ca/en/where-did-mining-companies-ethics-go
A resistance movement known as “La Puya” has been protesting the construction of a gold mine in Guatemala. The community group believes the mine, called El Tambor, poses a risk to their environment and a health threat to local residents. They also say the building of the mine defies a court order and is illegal. El Tambor is owned by U.S. mining company Kappes Cassidy and Associates and its Guatemala Subsidiary, Exmingua. The mine company claims it is investing in the regions’ future. “La Puya” contends it is degrading the land. La Puya has been holding demonstrations at the entrance to the mine for years now. In some cases the protests have ignited clashes that have become violent. Correspondent Grace Gonzalez travels to Guatemala to speak to the members of “La Puya.” She tells us if th...
Lyuba Zarsky: 85% of gold revenues leave the country, where majority live in poverty