Carmen Mejía works courageously to defend the human rights of marginalized Mayan communities in Guatemala. Her life is at risk because she has dared to speak out about a controversial gold mine and the impacts that local people have denounced.
The Marlin Mine is operated by a subsidiary of Canadian mining company Goldcorp. 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.