• HablaGuate
    Canadian mining giant Goldcorp held its annual shareholder’s meeting on Friday, May 22nd, in Vancouver’s financial district. Simultaneously, hundreds of community members from San Miguel Ixtahuacan, where Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine operates, marched through the streets of Guatemala City so as to ...
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    Not unlike the original conquistadores, in their fervent scramble for precious metals and disregard for Indigenous peoples, the new mining doctrine in Guatemala is just as much a threat to the Maya campesinos and their perpetual struggle for land and rights.
  • HablaGuate
    On March 4 and 5, 2010, hundreds of women gathered to participate in the Tribunal of Conscience on sexual violence in Guatemala.
  • HablaGuate
    Since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996, Guatemala has seen the arrival oftransnational corporations and large-scale industrial mega-projects, includinghydro-electric dam projects and 395 mining recognition, exploration and exploitation licenses.
  • HablaGuate
    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, has requested that the Government of Guatemala suspend mining operations in the territories of Indigenous Maya Peoples.
  • HablaGuate
    We, the undersigned members of the European Parliament, express our concern regarding the information received about the alleged violations of human rights of the Maya peoples (Sipakapense and Mam) of the Sipacapa and San Miguel Ixtahuacán Municipalities in the Department of San Marcos.
  • HablaGuate
    We are excited to announce NISGUA's 2011 East Coast Spring Tour on women and mining.  If you are interested in becoming a tour host, please contact us at tours[at]
  • Communities reject initiative to regulate community referenda
    On February 18 and February 20, two more municipalities in the western department of Quetzaltenango held community referendums on mining.  In the midst of a fierce national debate, will their resounding 'NO' be respected?
  • Mining and Violence in Guatemala: Indigenous Women Resist
    Victoria Cumes Jochola from the Tz’ununija’ Indigenous Women’s Movement will speak about the impacts of mining on women and how women are advocating for their rights to water, food, housing, health care and free, prior, informed consent on projects planned in indigenous territories.
  • HablaGuate
    Rosa Elbira Coc Ich, and ten other indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' women, announced today a lawsuit brought against Canadian mining company HMI Nickel, and its corporate owner, HudBay Minerals, relating to rapes suffered by them near the town of El Estor, Guatemala.

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