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Guatemala stokes conflict around mining by failing to consult communities

Headline Title:  Guatemala stokes conflict around mining by failing to consult communities 19 September 2014 The Guatemalan government is fuelling the fires of conflict by failing to consult local communities before awarding mining licences to companies, effectively raising the risk of bloodshed and bulldozing over the rights of its people, said Amnesty International today. The report, Mining in Guatemala: Rights at Risk, published today, exposes significant gaps in protection for communities affected by mining projects. New legislation put forward by the Guatemalan government…

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