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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 04:07 PM

6. Good. The Canadian Mining companies are international criminals

They have a total disregard for the local environment, people's land rights, their health and country's rights.

In Guatemala, after thousands of illegal acts by these thieves, and so many court cases that never went anywhere because they tie the poor up in expensive litigation, buy of the local judges and if that doesn't work, they take it to international courts that were set up to protect the interests of transnational corporations.

They've hired murderers down here to toss people off their lands, poisoned the waters causing the death of fields and livestock.

But Mayans are stubborn. A few of them realized they'd get no justice in Guatemala and finally got the Canadian courts to hear their case.

A small group of Guatemalans from remote villages has made a long trek to Toronto in search of justice. Five of them are suing a Canadian mining company.

They all claim Hudbay Minerals is liable for violence that left one man dead, another in a wheelchair and a group of women victims of gang rapes.

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After traveling for two days from their tiny villages, four Guatemalan women and one man arrived this week in Toronto. Their sandals suggested they were not prepared to face Toronto’s subzero temperatures.

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Rosa Elbira slumped in her chair, choking back tears as she recounted the day in 2007 when she said she was repeatedly raped by nine men. Among them, she claimed, were police, soldiers and security officers for a mining company. Beside her, holding her hand in support, sat 23-year-old German Chub Choc.

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http://www.theworld.org/2012/11/guatemala-mining-hudbay/



I could tell you stories about what these Canadian Mining companies are doing here that would make you weep. Sock it to them Greeks. Sock it to them!

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