Last week, Latin American human rights advocates and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives were in Vancouver, testifying to the devastating impacts that Canadian-owned mines are having on their lives, homes and territories. They levelled accusations specifically against Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala. Six per cent of shareholders in Goldcorp voted at the company’s annual general meeting on May 18  for a resolution to bring Goldcorp into compliance with international law, including an order by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued in May 2010.
Goldcorp is a Canadian company. 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.