Rights at risk in Guatemala

Telesur has published an assessment of the recent Amnesty International report into mining in Guatemala, together with an analysis of the context.The article provides insight into Amnesty’s report “Mining in Guatemala: Rights at Risk” within which the Guatemalan and Canadian governments as well as mining companies are held responsible for the human rights violations of indigenous communities.

However the article digs deeper, and highlights the overall climate of impunity rooted in Guatemala’s bloody past:

The legacy of Guatemala’s internal conflict and subsequent genocide against the country’s indigenous populations, and the methods of violence and repression continue with today’s mining conflict.