Banning Metal Mining in Guatemala - Scholarly Commons @ FAMU ...
Guatemala requires extensive governance reforms to become the type of strong democracy capable of reaping the potential benefits of metal mining in its territory. This ... However, the prospect of a ban is elusive, in part because the country may ...... “Indigenous Maya Q'eqchi' communities represent more than 90% of the.Read More
Qe'qchi - Guatemala | InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Qe'qchi - Guatemala. According to Wikipedia, there are about 36 different subgroups of Mayan people, totaling about 7 million people of Mayan decent. ... Maya Q'eqchi communities have organized resistance to the mine because of environmental destruction, forced displacement of families and lack of prior consent and...Read More
Power, Violence and Mining in Guatemala | ReVista
Mining companies are often abetted by the Guatemalan government, the military and police as they attempt to control those who speak out against extractive industries because of environmental or community control issues. Physical and psychological terror often seeks to divide and dismantle campaigns against unequal...Read More
Gold mine's closing leaves uncertain legacy in Guatemala Mayan ...
May 23, 2016 ... Sr. Maudilia Lopez opposes the Marlin mine because she sees it dividing the community over jobs and money. .... A 2010 cost-benefit analysis of the Marlin mine by the Association for Social Research and Study, a Guatemalan think tank focused environmental, economic and social issues, determined that...Read More
Mining In Guatemala - Amnesty International Canada
Sep 1, 2014 ... guatemala: mining in guatemala: rights at risk. 2 amnesty international september 2014 index amr 34/002/2014 amnesty International is a global movement of 2.2 million people in more than .... as creating conflict for their own economic benefit and as opposed to the development of the country. Negative...Read More
Mining Conflicts and Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala - Cordaid
The resurgence of mining activity in indigenous territories in Guatemala has led to considerable problems of social conflict and environmental degradation. Due to deficient legislation and weak institutional capacity of the government as well as lack of community participation in decision-making on mining projects,...Read More
Mining in Guatemala: A Threat to Life and Livelihood - Human ...
Nov 2, 2017 ... Local activists have constructed a roadblock in the nearby town, protesting the continued operation of the mine. Tahoe, on the other hand, claims that as one of the largest sources of silver in the world, the Escobal Mine is a benefit to the overall Guatemalan economy because ninety-five percent of the jobs...Read More
Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes ...
Jul 24, 2014 ... Guatemala's notorious Fenix mine, closed for 30 years, is subject to disputes over land ownership and lawsuits for gang-rape and murder. ... But just one week later a community bordering Fenix known as Lot 8 Chacpayla, who are part of the predominant Maya Q'eqchi' group in the region, say there were...Read More
Nickel Mine, Lead Bullets: Maya Q'eqchi' seek justice in Guatemala ...
May 19, 2015 ... Angélica Choc (left), German Chub (front) and other Maya Q'eqchi' seek justice for human rights violations linked to a Canadian mining company. Photo Credit: Rachel Schmidt. German Chub faces the judge as he responds calmly and evenly to question after question during cross-examination. He uses...Read More
Canadian Mining Companies Leave Behind Decades of Violence in ...
Dec 30, 2015 ... Such is the legacy of shame that the Maya Q'eqchi people in Guatemala have been forced to endure for the last half century. ... For the average Canadian, the effects of mining and other forms of resource extraction are not immediately apparent; indeed, those who tend to benefit the most from such projects...Read More
Guatemalan Communities Have No Say in Exploitation of Resources
But poor communities don't see those benefits, while foreign mining companies destroy the poor's local environments. ... haven't been coming in for the past month or so because they are afraid again, like during war-time," complained Juan Gaspar, a shopkeeper in the northwestern Guatemalan town of Santa Cruz Barillas,...Read More
Dangerous work: "The Mine" in Guatemala City - Photos - The Big ...
Nov 15, 2011 ... A window used as an entrance to "The Mine," one of Guatemala City's biggest trash dumps, is seen early in the morning. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #. 3. A gorge at the ... A man uses a magnet to find metal in the material collected from the contaminated water. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #. 6.Read More
Steven Schnoor v. Canada - Canada in Guatemala
Canada's History in El Estor, Guatemala. ... Q'eqchi' Mayan farmers are expelled from land near Inco's proposed mine, paving the way for mining operations and the construction of a new town site to house the ... The shut down is blamed on high oil prices and a collapse in nickel demand because of a worldwide recession.Read More
ECONOMIES OF REPRESENTATION ... - Deep Blue
CHAPTER 6 CORPORATE FRAMING OF MINING IN GUATEMALA . ..... FIGURE 9 QUESTIONS READ AT THE COMMUNITY REFERENDUM ON MINING AND HYDROELECTRIC DAMS IN SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHÉ. CREDIT: ..... Mining has become such a pressing issue in Guatemala in large part because of the rapid.Read More
What "Free Trade" Has Done to Central America - FPIF
Nov 21, 2014 ... From the outset, the politicians who support the agreement have overplayed its benefits and underplayed its costs. They seldom note, for example, .... That's because the Guatemalan government hasn't limited the companies' operations or tampered with their profit-making. Take the Marlin Mine in western...Read More
Toronto mining giant Hudbay goes on trial for alleged gang rapes in ...
Dec 5, 2017 ... Members of the Indigenous Maya Q'eqchi' community of El Estor, Guatemala, were in Toronto recently pursuing three separate civil suits against .... The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), among other organizations, are concerned that the lawsuits against Hudbay could cause a major shakeup in an...Read More
world/2016/guatemala - Guatemala | Country report | Freedom in the ...
Guatemala's Political Rights rating declined from 3 to 4 because of the increasing influence of organized crime and business interests in campaign funding, as well .... project threatens the integrity of ancestral Q'ecqhí territory and was approved without community consultation, despite requirements in the Guatemalan Peace...Read More
Mining for the truth in Guatemala - Macleans.ca
Jul 8, 2014 ... For an industry like mining, and for Canada, where three-quarters of all the world's mining and exploration companies are headquartered, the implications could be particularly profound. A case like Hudbay “had never been done because there was no obvious mechanism for it,” says Ralph Cuervo-Lorens,...Read More
Guatemala - Federation of American Scientists
Oct 17, 2017 ... Guatemala: Political and Socioeconomic Conditions and U.S. Relations. Congressional ...... object to mining under current conditions, however, because they say it violates their ancestral land rights ... beneficial trade and commercial relations, including ensuring that benefits of CAFTA-DR reach all sectors...Read More
Guatemala's Government Palace and the Street: Indigenous ...
Aug 17, 2017 ... “To this date, we do not have a response that is the benefit of the Q'eqchi communities,” Choc told Toward Freedom. “Because of this, our Q'eqchi communities have risen up to demand that [President Jimmy Morales] comply and give us a favorable response. We do not want any more dialogues on the...Read More
Fénix Project | MICLA
Ten years later, in 1994, EXMIBAL returned to the Fénix Project because of the new mining law passed that provides them with new benefits. In 1997, the reformed mining law lowered the taxes percentage that companies must pay to the Guatemalan state from 6% to 1%. In 2003, Skye Resources, a Vancouver based...Read More
Guatemala facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...
MONETARY UNIT: The quetzal (q) is a paper currency of 100 centavos. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, and 25 centavos, and notes of 50 centavos and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 quetzales. q1 = $0.13072 (or $1 = q7.65) as of 2005. US notes are widely accepted. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system is the legal...Read More
The Journal of Environment &
Apr 23, 2013 ... Can Extractive Industries. Promote Sustainable. Development? A Net Benefits. Framework and a Case. Study of the Marlin Mine in. Guatemala. Lyuba Zarsky1 and Leonardo Stanley2 ..... 2010, due to the escalating market price of silver as a residual product, production costs at Marlin were a negative...Read More
A Combined Ecological and Epidemiologic Investigation of Metals ...
Oct 16, 2010 ... It is owned by the Canadian mining company Goldcorp and operated locally by Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, S.A (Montana). ... residing near the Marlin Mine are suffering from skin rashes, hair loss, respiratory difficulties, and other disorders, and that these are due to the mine's pollution (Guindon...Read More
GUATEMALA: "Only the Mayor Will Benefit from the Mine" | Inter ...
Feb 15, 2012 ... But she is sure of the risks that it poses to the environment. “We know it will cause a great deal of pollution, which is why we are opposed to this project. The only one here benefiting from this is the mayor,” she told IPS. Anti-mining sentiments flared up again in Guatemala after the new right-wing president,...Read More
Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala - Tufts University
Searching for Gold in the. Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental. Risks of the Marlin Mine. Global Development and Environment Institute | Tufts University | September 2011. Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley...Read More
Metals mining and sustainable development in ... - Oxfam America
in Central America reveals a dangerous misunderstanding of the potential costs and benefits of aggressive development. Mining communities throughout the world know first- ... projects—because the costs will likely outweigh the benefits. ... Inc.'s Marlin Mine in Guatemala, and Goldcorp's San Martin Mine in Honduras.Read More
trust, mining, and the microsociology of environmental decision ...
Gold mining. Guatemala. Environmental conflicts. New extractivism. Self-efficacy. a b s t r a c t. Since the 1990s, transnational mining firms have increasingly sought ...... Because I wouldn't want to be harmed, nor would I want to see my neighbors harmed. But if it's not going to affect us then let them work. Some of us benefit...Read More
Is Justice Possible in Canada or Guatemala for Hudbay Minerals ...
Oct 31, 2017 ... Thirteen Q'eqchi' plaintiffs, suing Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan subsidiary company, formerly owned by Hudbay) for mining related repression, ... companies know about and benefit from), the question remains whether justice will be possible in Canada and/or Guatemala for Hudbay/CGN mining...Read More
Landmark Ruling Against Canadian Mining Abuses in Guatemala ...
Jul 25, 2013 ... The plaintiffs in this case are indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi'—who allege that security personnel working for Hudbay's wholly controlled subsidiaries (HMI Nickel Inc. and Compaňia Guatemalteca De Niquel) committed human rights abuses at their Fenix mining project. The cases come from incidents occurring...Read More
Guatemalan Government, Canadian Mining Industry Responsible ...
Oct 2, 2014 ... "The Guatemalan government is fueling the fires of conflict by failing to consult local communities before awarding mining licences to companies, effectively ... Remarkably, Perez Molina has recently received favorable press and has been painted in a progressive light internationally because of some...Read More
CorpWatch : Guatemalan Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Giant ...
Apr 19, 2013 ... Thus a legal decision that allows Canadian companies to be sued in their home country, would also help fill the legal vacuum that multinationals have often taken advantage of historically to escape liability. One reason that these cases are important is because of a legal doctrine known as "forum non...Read More
Breaching Indigenous Law: Canadian Mining in Guatemala
City, took up the cause and established a commission in 1969.6 The commission concluded that the Guatemalan government had not negotiated enough benefits from the project and that Exmibal would simply strip. Guatemala of its riches. 7. Public protests against the mine followed. President Arana responded.Read More
“Yes to Life = No to Mining:” Counting as Biotechnology in Life (Ltd ...
I was in Guatemala City at the Myrna Mack Foundation, a human rights organization named for the Guatemalan anthropologist murdered by the state on ... costs as well as benefits, to heightened surveillance and deepening control (Facebook is using you!!), to coltane mining, toxic waste, Foxconn suicides, massive animal...Read More
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