The Guatemalan government said it would suspend operations at Goldcorp Inc’s Marlin mine due to allegations the facility was contaminating water supplies. The government said in a statement it would act to comply with the complaint lodged on behalf of communities near the mine by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, known by its Spanish acronym CIDH.
Goldcorp is a Canadian company but among its major investors are British-based AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd (US$4.3 million), Blackrock Commodities Income Trust plc, and City Natural Resources High Yield Trust PLC, according to the document From Money to Metals ( by mining researcher Roger Moody.)
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Filmmaker accused of falsifying footage of dispute between Guatemalans and Canadian mining company:–former-canadian-ambassador-g