Guatemala: Marlin Mine Continues Operating Normally

The temporary suspension announced by President Alvaro Colom won’t take effect immediately.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Representatives from Goldcorp, owner of the mine, remarked that they will continue operating while the investigation takes place.

PrensaLibre.com printed statements by President Alvaro Colom: “We answered to the CIDH’s request, but there is a due legal and administrative procedure. The company has its rights, and the accusations still have to be proven”.

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