- published: 25 Oct 2012
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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 ...
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
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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.
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.
People's International Health Tribunal, Guatemala 2012 Tribunal Popular Internacional de Salud (VERSIÓN SUBTITULADA EN INGLÉS) With massive attendance from community representatives from the department of San Marcos and other departments of Guatemala and other Mesoamerican countries, the International People's Health Tribunal was held on July 14th and 15th in San Miguel Ixtahuacán. The purpose of the activity was to review, analyze, and judge the behavior of and the health and environmental impacts caused by the Canadian multinational mining company Goldcorp, as well as the company's diverse social, political, and economic impacts on our communities and territories. The tribunal was comprised of 13 domestic and international judges as well as specialists in health, the environment, and...
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In 2007, private security forces in the employ of Canadian multinational mining company Hudbay Minerals, backed by Guatemalan police and military personnel, destroyed the indigenous Maya-Q'eqchi' community of Lote Ocho. Community members have since regrouped and re-built their homes, but they still face the threat of another illegal eviction. For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation (US or Canada), visit: www.rightsaction.org or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Video made by Los Despojados contact: email@example.com website: losdespojados.tumblr.com
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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/
Residents of the Guatemalan town of Ixquisis say hydroelectric companies are involved in "hydromining." They accuse the Spanish company Hidralia Energy, of extracting gold in the region. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/human-rights-violations-are-related-to-mining-say-guatemalans/
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...
(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...