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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
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 ...
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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.
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.
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.
The Canadian-owned Marlin Gold Mine in Guatemala has brought environmental catastrophe to their ancestral homeland, say indigenous activists. They are fighting against mega-projects that destroy forests and rivers and only bring pollution, with little economic benefit for locals. Video rough assembly.
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From Rights Action (http://www.rightsaction.org/video/elestor/): On January 8th and 9th 2007, hundreds of police and soldiers in Guatemala forcibly evicted the inhabitants of several communities who were living on lands that a Guatemalan military government had granted to Canadian mining company INCO in 1965. Local indigenous people claim the land to be theirs, and resent the exploitation of a foreign corporation. Canada's Skye Resources now lays claim to the land, and paid workers a nominal sum to destroy people's homes. With the force of the army and police, company workers took chainsaws and torches to people's homes, while women and children stood by. Skye Resources claims that they maintained "a peaceful atmosphere during this action."