Guatemalan campesinos put Goldcorp on trial

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Women at the International Peoples’ Health Tribunal (IPHT) at San Miguel Ixtahuacán in Guatemala’s western Highlands, site of the giant Marlin open-pit gold mine that is one of the most important projects of Canadian major Goldcorp Inc—linked to grave health and environmental impacts as well as human rights abuses. The gathering, held July 13-15, was the result of an organizing effort originating from communities affected by the Marlin mine. Also present were people affected by Goldcorp’s Los Filos mine in Mexico and its San MartĂ­n mine in Honduras, as well as representatives from El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.

Photo: James RodrĂ­guez,

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