Canadian mining company sued by Guatemalan

Guatemalan woman Angelica Choc is suing Canadian mining corporation HudBay Minerals, saying the company is responsible for the murder of her husband, the CBC reported. HudBay employs subsidiary Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel, whose private security guard is alleged to have killed Ms. Choc's husband Adolfo Ich on Sept. 30, 2009 following a protest. Ms. Choc's lawyer Murray Klippenstein says the case will attempt to make Canadian companies who operate abroad more accountable. John Vincic, a spokesperson from the company, said it carried out its own investigation and found that none of its employees were involved.

Published: Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 am EST

Guatemalan woman Angelica Choc is suing Canadian mining corporation HudBay Minerals, saying the company is responsible for the murder of her husband, the CBC reported. HudBay employs subsidiary Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel, whose private security guard is alleged to have killed Ms. Choc's husband Adolfo Ich on Sept. 30, 2009 following a protest. Ms. Choc's lawyer Murray Klippenstein says the case will attempt to make Canadian companies who operate abroad more accountable. John Vincic, a spokesperson from the company, said it carried out its own investigation and found that none of its employees were involved. He is calling the lawsuit "misconceived."

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