Friday, April 11, 2014

Blog Entry: On Thursday, April 9th, the negotiating team for the Ejido Carrizalillo in Guerrero, Mexico, published a response to Goldcorp’s Vice President for Mexican Operations, Horacio Bruna. The team chastises the company directors in Mexico for treating them with disrespect and their proposal with contempt.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Urgent Action: Since the morning of Tuesday April 1, the Ejido Carrizalillo in Guerrero, Mexico has halted operations at Goldcorp's Los Filos mine in reivindication of their territorial rights given the company's failure to reach a new land use contract with the community. Call on Goldcorp to negotiate in good faith and to ensure that the Ejido does not face repression or intimidation for standing up in defence of their rights.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Open Letter: Sixteen Canadian and US organizations have sent a letter of solidarity to Ejido Carrizalillo in Guerrero, Mexico who are taking back their lands after their land use contract with a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Goldcorp ended late March 31, 2014. They are demanding more just terms from the company and have been speaking out about health and environmental harms.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Communiqué: The permanent assembly of Carrizalillo decides to bring a suit for the restoration of their lands and for Goldcorp to begin implementing its closure program at the Los Filos mine in Guerrero, Mexico, stating that the company has refused to negotiate a contract that would provide dignified terms for the community.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Goldcorp’s announcement Wednesday that it suspended operations at its Los Filos mine is a belated and misleading admission. The mine did not stop operating on the company's volition.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Communiqué: Local Landowners who are members of the Ejido Carrizalillo in the municipality of Eduardo Neri, Guerrero, Mexico have issued this communiqué stating that they will shut down Goldcorp's Los Filos mine following a breakdown in negotiations over their land rental contract. They call on the company's VP of Operations in Mexico to replace local directors in the negotiations and call on the national and international community to be on alert for any acts of intimidation, eviction or repression that might occur as a result.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Canada has a rising debt to mining-affected communities around the world. Meanwhile, aggressive government promotion of NGO-mining company partnerships is likely to be of greatest benefit to corporate public relations, and to restrain participating NGOs from joining the fight against corporate impunity in solidarity with affected communities and workers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Media advisory: A Guatemalan delegation will be in Canada from March 18th to 29th to provide first hand accounts about the current conflict between Toronto-listed Tahoe Resources and communities in southeastern Guatemala, where repression and violence have been the outcome of efforts to install the project without social support. The speaking tour will make the connection with the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability's 'Open for Justice' campaign.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver project in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, southeastern Guatemala, is the subject of local opposition and ongoing legal processes. Community leaders have faced repression, criminalization and violence for their efforts to promote community consultation processes.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brief: The Canadian government has created yet another poorly conceived tool to further the interests of Canadian mining companies operating abroad – the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID). In a presentation to the Mining Association of Canada in June 2013, former International Development Minister Julian Fantino promised industry representatives that the Institute “will be your biggest and best ambassador.”