Canadian mining in Guatemala: Human rights at risk

Canada must adopt binding human rights standards for companies operating abroad.

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Residents line up to vote in a February 2011 plebiscite on mining in the Guatemalan municipality of San Juan Ostuncalco.
Tara Scurr
Published: Wednesday, 09/24/2014 12:00 am EDT

“It’s been hard, because it’s not easy to bear being spat at in the face, being pushed and shoved, the tear gas, the tussles with the police, and we women having to throw ourselves on the ground. That is tough. It’s tough and it’s not easy to bear it, but we do it because we believe in our struggle and in asserting our rights.”

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