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In the first day of the Solidarity Mission organized by Friends of the Earth International and the Transnational Institute (TNI) of the Netherlands, which aims to reclaim the rights of affected communities resisting open pit metal mining in Guatemala and El Salvador, the delegation visited Marlin mine of Canadian corporation Goldcorp.
Despite being in operation for only five years, this open pit gold mine is the cause of a large number of victims, the privatization of water sources, the poisoning of the river through which it obtains the water for the gold extraction process (Cuilco), the displacement of peasants and indigenous people and the criminalization of those who decided to defend their territory.
Photos: Víctor Barro (FoE Spain)
A two-and-a-half year process of work which resulted in a meeting with several thousand Brazilian peasants; “a process that didn´t start now, and that won´t end here”, said Itelvina Massioli, national leader of the peoples´ struggle for land, agrarian reform and food sovereignty, in interview with Real World Radio after the 6th Congress of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).
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