Canada’s Toxic Legacy: Pan American Silver and Mining Billionaire Ross Beaty in Latin America

At Pan American Silver's Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 12, Ross Beaty retired as chairman of the board. Beaty founded Pan American Silver in 1994 and is considered Canadian mining-industry royalty, given the millions of dollars he

Guatemala’s Land Defenders Are Still Their Own Best Defense

Original article published by Foreign Policy in Focus. Written by: Ellen Moore & Jen Moore Photo Credit: Xinka Parliament Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining. The large-scale extraction of

195 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine

January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver

Attack on Xinka resistance leader, Julio David González

Original article published in Spanish by Prensa Comunitaria. Written by: Regina Pérez Photo credit: Kelvin Jiménez This Saturday morning, on January 16, the Xinka Parliament reported that leader Julio David González was attacked at his home, located in Mataquescuintla,

Report: Advances in Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

More than two years after the court ordered a consultation with the Xinka Indigenous people over the future of the Escobal silver mine, the process has yet to move beyond the first stage. Political and constitutional crises, as well


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