Goldcorp Retains Investment in Guatemala

Company directors say that they will continue to expand with new "Cerro Blanco" project.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Almost two months since the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR) recommended to the Guatemalan government that Goldcorp's operations at the Marlin mine be suspended, the administration has ordered a review to determine whether or not a suspension is appropriate. Meanwhile, Goldcorp continues its operations in the country.

Jennifer Marroquín, writing for, interviewed the vice president of Goldcorp in Central and South America, Eduardo Villacorta, and the general manager for Guatemala, Mario Marroquín who say they, "were not involved in the investigation and were not notified".

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