Guatemalan authorities stated that there is no evidence to substantiate alleged damage to the environment, and that they won’t shut it down unless the OAS orders it.
“Marlin is among mines in Guatemala established without full consultation of indigenous Maya residents, said Rural Unity Committee, a rights group. The Maya allege Marlin put metals in water supplies, damaging the health of local people, according to a University of Michigan study. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an arm of the Organization of American States, has given Guatemala until June 24 to close Vancouver-based Goldcorp’s mine while the claims are investigated”, reported Bloomberg.
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