Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Video About Canadian Mining Companies in Guatemala Now Available!

"The Business of Gold in Guatemala: Tale of a Conflict Foretold"

Since the 1996 Peace Accords were signed, the Guatemalan Government has pushed forward a policy to attract transnational extractive companies to indigenous territories in the country. This policy violates the rights of these populations, who are organizing to defend their lands.

This documentary is about the community resistance against the transnationals and Guatemala's neoliberal policies. Specifically, it focuses on resistance of the people of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, against the Canadian multinational company, Goldcorp Inc.

The documentary (50 mins) tells the story of mining in indigenous territories in Guatemala, and especially highlights Canadian mining company Goldcorp and the community resistance in San Miguel Ixtahuacan.

Copies are $20 plus shipping. If you are purchasing this documentary other than for personal use, a larger contribution would be appreciated to help support the production of the documentary and the communities affected by the mine.

Send your name and complete mailing address to:
Jackie McVicar at jmcvicar@gmail.com