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Guatemala: Mining in Guatemala: Rights at risk

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 34/002/2014

Disputes around mining have been widespread in Guatemala in recent years. Across the country Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous communities have protested against the installation of mine sites on their lands and near their homes. As this report outlines, communities worried about the impact that mining might have on their human rights have consistently complained that they are not adequately consulted when such projects are proposed. Amnesty International urges the Guatemalan authorities to ensure that the new regulatory framework builds in human rights safeguards.

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