Council of Canadians Demands an End to Impunity for Mining Corporations in Mexico

Posted on November 24, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Latin America Mining, Social Issues

The Council of Canadians is issuing a statement of solidarity as hundreds of protestors gather in front of the Canadian embassy in Mexico City (1 p.m. EST) to express their outrage at the growing death toll of community activists opposing Canadian mining in Mexico.

Most recently, in the state of Chihuahua, a married couple who have led the struggle against the Cascabel mine owned by Canadian firm MAG Silver, Ismael Solorio Urrutia and Manuela Martha Solís Contreras, were shot to death on October 22, 2012. Ismael and his son had previously been beaten by a group of mining company employees. Read Article

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