Revolving Door Raises Concern about Corporate influence over Escobal Mine Consultation

“Just weeks into his administration, President Giammattei has already declared martial law in two municipalities opposed to resource extraction. He also promised to fast-track a highly controversial law to regulate the consultation process. While sure to be contested, many fear this type of regulation would undermine long-term struggles for self-determination through a meaningless process of paper-pushing.”

Within the framework of the Escobal Mine Consultation, Ellen Moore, on the Earthworks blog, raises a call to action.

You can read the full piece, and pledge your support and solidarity, here.

Categories: Criminalisation, Culture, Environment, Genocide, Guatemala, Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, Justice, Land, Legal, Mining, Poverty, Resource Extraction, Solidarity in Action

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