Temporary Closure of Marlin Mine Ordered in Guatemala
The country's attorney general has ordered all activity to cease while complaints are investigated.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The order to suspend mining activity, directed at the Guatemalan Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), is a response to the precautionary measure issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR).
The temporary suspension announced by President Alvaro Colom won’t take effect immediately.
Goldcorp To Implement Human Rights Assessment Recommendations; Commits To Integrate Human Rights In Business Process
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called on the government to shut the project, pending an investigation into alleged human rights abuses and environmental problems.
Company directors say that they will continue to expand with new "Cerro Blanco" project.
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