Montana Exploradora, a subsidiary of the Canadian company Goldcorp Inc, has been exploiting natural resources, particularly gold, in the highlands of San Marcos since 2005. The people of San Marcos, where the Marlin mine is situated, have been suffering the daily effects of the mining project for the last seven years.
Among Goldcorp’s major investors are British-based AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd., Blackrock Commodities Income Trust plc and City Natural High Yield Trust plc.