(Ottawa) Effective September 19th, Goldcorp has been removed from the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. The announcement comes in the context of ongoing allegations of human rights violations and evidence of environmental contamination in communities affected by Goldcorp’s mining activities.
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- An independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Peruvian Government and indigenous leaders in the country's southeast to hold peaceful dialogue to resolve the deadly conflict over mining and oil development.
On April 27, 2010 the paramilitary organization UBISORT attacked a humanitarian convoy in Oaxaca (Mexico). This convoy brought food and medicine to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Coppola. During the raid, two people were killed: Beatriz Alberta "Bety" Cariño Trujillo (responsible for local NGO Cactus) and Jyri Jaakkola (Uusi Tuuli Finnish observer).
You or your organisation has perhaps signed CATAPA's no-go zones for mining-petition. Thank you very much for this. You supported the farmers and environmental organisations of four provinces in North-Peru, which try to prevent mining activities in their area. Because of the fact that mining companies harm human rights, cross local development plans and threaten the most bio-diverse area in the world, the tropical Andes, as this may cause irreparable damage. Below you find an extensive list of achievements of our campaign.
Melanie Schambach vividly remembers her body’s reaction when she came near a mine-tailings pond in the western highlands of Guatemala.
The Canadian visual artist was travelling in the country of her mother’s birth early this year to document the impact of the operations of Goldcorp, a Vancouver-based mining company that will hold its annual shareholders’ meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Wednesday (May 18).