Rights Action
December 2, 2018

CBC documentary: Meet Guatemalans Angelica Choc & German Chub, their lawyer Murray Klippenstein, & Grahame Russell, taking Hudbay Minerals to court
CBC Documentary, Airing
On CBC, CBC TV streaming app, &
Dec. 2, 8 p.m. ET/PT
Dec. 6, 10 p.m. ET/PT

Why do 1000s of Guatemalan & Hondurans flee, year after year …
As this CBC documentary airs, 10s of 1000s of mainly Hondurans and Guatemalans are fleeing, in refugee caravans or separately, while Canadian. U.S. and other countries continue press hard for the expansion of the mining and extractive industries in Honduras, Guatemala and beyond.
“With operations that span several countries, large multinational corporations, such as mining and extraction companies, can act with impunity, without state oversight or the control of international human rights mechanisms. As of 2013, more than 50 per cent of the world’s publically listed exploration and mining companies were headquartered in Canada. Many have been accused of engaging in conduct they could never get away with in Canada, exploiting weak or corrupt governments and legal systems in foreign countries that turn a blind eye to their operations.” (CBC)
Hudbay Minerals lawsuits
For detailed timeline and summary of landmark Hudbay Minerals lawsuits, and  separate, over-lapping criminal trial in Guatemala:
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