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Human rights ruling calls for closure of Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala has been dealt an adverse ruling from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which has called on the project to be shut pending an investigation into alleged human rights abuses and environmental problems.

The Marlin mine, a combination underground and open pit operation, produced about 275,000 ounces of gold last year, or about 11 per cent of Goldcorp’s output.

Goldcorp hasn’t had a formal indication from the government on how it will respond to the ruling, which was issued on May 20.

Original source:

Globe and Mail