February 7, 2012 Part 2

In the Field

Canadian mining companies have been conducting business in Guatemala for the past 50 years ,right through the 36 year long civil war, a war that killed two hundred thousand people, most of them indigenous Mayans. Now, the anti mining forces are fighting back in a new way.Guatemalans are launching law suits in Canadian courts against Canadian mining companies. The latest is a multi-million dollar claim against Hud Bay Minerals filed by 11 Mayan women allegedly raped when they were cleared off the land 4 years ago.

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