- published: 22 May 2014
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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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/
The Mayan K'iche' indigenous community in Guatemala commemorated the 3rd anniversary of a referendum in which it rejected mining activities imposed by the State. In the referendum, 28,209 people voted 'no' to mining exploration and exploitation as well as the construction of hydro-electric plants, based on the argument that such activities affect all ground and underground resources. In the case of Guatemala, the referendum received widespread support because its supporters say that the State imposes an exclusive and repressive development model on the surrounding communities. TeleSUR. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/guatemala-mayan-kiche-reaffirm-opposition-to-mining-operations
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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...
Brief interview with Brad Lawton of Denver Justice and Peace Committee, who will be leading a delegation of people interested in finding out what is really going on with the mining mega corporations in Guatemala. The trip will take place in February of 2011.
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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."
Guatemala's government has decided to stop giving mining licenses, the announcement was made amid attacks on environmental activists who reject the megaprojects developed by foreign companies. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/media/telesur.video.web/telesur-web/#!en/video/guatemala-suspendio-durante-dos-anos-licencias-de-explotacion-minera
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