News: Hudbay Minerals Former Head of Security On Trial for Mining-Related Murder, Shooting-Paralyzing

As precedent-setting civil lawsuits continue in Canada against Hudbay Minerals and CGN (Hudbay’s former subsidiary in Guatemala), the criminal trial against Hudbay/CGN’s former security chief, Mynor Padilla, for a murder and shooting-woundings at Hudbay’s then mine site in… Read More

URGENT ACTION: Telesforo Pivaral Murdered near Tahoe Resources’ Mine

CALAS – Centre for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (translated by Breaking the Silence) (version en espanol aqui) Mr. Telesforo Odilio Pivaral Gonzalez was Member of the Community Resistance in El Volcancito, in the municipality of San Rafael… Read More

News: Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, activist resisting against Tahoe Resources murdered

Late on the night of Sunday the 13th of April, Alex Reynoso and Merilyn Topacio Reynoso – father and daughter activists involved in the resistance against Canadian company Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala – were attacked by… Read More

Urgent Action: Call for an End to Police Intimidation and Eviction Threats

The National Police, at the service of US mining company Kappes Cassiday and Associates (KCA), have been carrying out acts of intimidation and threatening eviction against communities in resistance at La Puya, just north of Guatemala City. Early… Read More

News: Criminal Trial Against Former Head of Hudbay Minerals-CGN Security is Delayed

Puerto Barrios, Guatemala – Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ victims of a September 2009 violent attack outside a then-Canadian owned nickel mine were once again disheartened when it was announced today that the criminal trial of Mynor Padilla, former head… Read More

Update: ‘On the Road for Justice’ Videos are Online!

As part of a cross-Canada speaking tour, community leaders from Guatemala provided a first-hand account of the situation around Tahoe’s Escobal mine, located in southeastern Guatemala. This is a true story of Canadian-sponsored abuses; Guatemalans and Canadians are… Read More

Press Release: ‘Open for Justice’ Tour

‘On the Road for Justice’ Speaking Tour to Bring Attention to Guatemala Mining Conflict, Need for Remedy in Canada Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (Ottawa) How is it that when community leaders wrongfully targeted in the wake of violence… Read More

Take Action: Call for Solidarity with Q’eqchi’ Communities

We’ve launched a call for solidarity with Q’eqchi’ communities in Guatemala who have been resisting violence from Canadian mining companies (most recently Hudbay Minerals) for over 50 years. On April 4th they’ll be bringing a landmark criminal case… Read More

Toronto Premiere! Gold Fever + Special Guests

WHAT: Gold FeverScreening + Panel of special guests WHERE: Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Toronto WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 17. 7pm WHO: San Miguel Ixtahuacán (GUATEMALA) community member Aniseto Diaz Lopez Craig Scott, NDP MP (Toronto–Danforth) Howard Hu of Dalla Lana School of Health FB… Read More

Goldcorp grilled in shareholder meeting, poor practices make “toxic zones,” protestors say

TORONTO, May 2, 2013   Goldcorp was drilled with questions inside their annual shareholder meeting about the poor environmental, human rights and health record throughout Latin America. Health researcher Susana Caxaj, who works with affected villages near Goldcorp’s… Read More