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Recent killings linked to Canadian-owned nickel mine in Guatemala

Two Qeqchi leaders were shot and killed and over a dozen wounded this week near the site of a shuttered nickel mine in Guatemala. The first shooting took place on Sunday, September 27 on land claimed by the community of Las Nubes, which Compañia Guatemalteca de Niquel (CGN), a subsidiary of Manitoba’s HudBay Minerals, also [...]

Miriam Iquique Under Threat

Miriam Iquique and her baby daughter Estrellita attended the Fredericton Social Forum in 2006. She is part of a women’s weaving organization and is a community organizer with rural, Mayan indigenous women. In May, Miriam’s aunt and cousin were assassinated.

Goldcorp 7

The Canadian mining company, Goldcorp, has again successfully urged the Guatemala government to file criminal charges against poor Maya Mam villagers near its “Marlin” mine in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, department of San Marcos, Guatemala.

Disputed Property Sale in Guatemala

Canada’s Goldcorp negotiate land deals with military force

Protesters burn equipment at Guatemala gold mine

Mayan villagers in the town in San Miguel Ixtahuacan in the mountainous region near the border with Mexico claimed the Canadian mining company was trespassing on their land and set fire to a pickup truck and an exploration drill rig on Friday.

Who is paying for your pension?

If you pay into the Canada Pension Plan, you need to know what your pension money is doing in Central America. Last Friday, simultaneous demonstrations in Guatemala City and Vancouver targeted the gold mining operations of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G if you’re interested) in the Guatemala highlands, home to several Mayan communities.

Female Garment Workers In Guatemala Sweatshop

National Labour Committee Report on the conditions of one sweatshop in Guatemala. Working 69 hour weeks and still living in abject poverty. This is not the case of a few bad capitalists, it is systemic.

Maria Dolores Itzep, an indigenous lawyer from Guatemala, to speak in Fredericton

Maria Dolores Itzep is a lawyer with the Community Legal Centre in Rabinal, Guatemala. As an indigenous Achi woman raised in the community, she has dedicated her legal career to working with survivors of human rights abuses that took place in this region during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict. The Legal Centre provides free legal services [...]

Noche Latina Tonight!

Traditional Central American meal. Music. Silent Auction. Salsa Dancers. Fundraiser for locally organized education and human rights in Guatemala. Where: Wilmot United Church, corner of King and Carleton. When: Friday, Feb. 6, 6-9pm. ‘ $10 Adults. $8 Students. $5 Child. $20 Family. Tickets on sale: Doodles Cafe (Charlotte St. Arts Centre), Multicultural Association of Fredericton [...]

Heads They Win, Tails You Lose

Canadian companies will do anything for the big nickel in Guatemala