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November 9, 2019
Hudbay Minerals corporate accountability lawsuits
Compilation of videos


If you want to learn more about the Hudbay Minerals lawsuits, here is a compilation of videos taken by Professor Catherine Nolin (UNBC) during a public event at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, after the 'amendments motion' hearing that took place on September 17, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
This hearing was to decide if Hudbay Minerals could be held liable, in law, for the actions of the Guatemalan police and soldiers, as well as its then-company security guards, during the violent eviction of the village of Lote 8 in 2007.  During this eviction, roving groups of soldiers/police/company security guards gang-raped 11 women who are now plaintiffs in one of the three over-lapping Hudbay Minerals lawsuits.

  • 00:54 – Cory Wanless, lawyer for plaintiffs, Waddell Phillips LLP, provides overview of lawsuits
  • 19:44 – Grahame Russell, Rights Action, provides background to gang-rapes suffered by Irma Yolanda Choc Cac and 10 other women from village of Lote 8
  • 25:12 - Irma Yolanda Choc Cac speaks 36:27 – Murray Klippenstein, lawyer for plaintiffs, Klippensteins LLP, discusses where lawsuits are at currently
  • 42:20 – Grahame Russell, Rights Action, provides background to killing of Adolfo Ich and on-going persecution against Angelica Choc
  • 47:05 – Angelica Choc speaks
On November 8, 2019, there was a continuation of the Sept. 17 hearing. Updates on that coming soon.

“Somebody paid them to come out and rape us”
“These men -- somebody was okay with what they did. They were paid to come out and do this to us. They were paid to come out and violate us and rape us and do all of this horrible, terrible stuff to us. Somebody knew they were going to do it. Somebody paid them to come do this.”

(Answer to question #429, testimony of Irma Yolanda Choc Cac, November 13 and 14, 2017)

Here (PDF: are excerpts from the 2017 examinations for discovery (depositions) of 11 Maya Q’eqchi’ women from the village of Lote 8, municipality of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala. These women are plaintiffs in the ‘Lote 8 gang-rape’ lawsuit, one of three Hudbay Minerals lawsuits working their way through Canadian courts.
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