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December 10, 2019
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Hudbay Minerals: “Our Values Are Who We Are”
  • Hudbays’ proposed mine in Arizona blocked by court
  • Violence linked to company contracts with government forces in Peru and Guatemala
  • Awaiting decision on motion in Canadian courts in ‘Lote 8 gang-rape’ lawsuit against Hudbay
 
Tribes Halt Major Copper Mine on Ancestral Lands in Arizona
A company tried to bend the rules to dig a mile-wide pit in sacred lands, until the Tribes blocked the plan in court.

By Alison Cagle | November 15, 2019
https://earthjustice.org/blog/2019-november/rosemont-mine-arizona-tribes-Tohono-Oodham

 
“Mining corporation Hudbay Minerals proposed to dig a mile-wide open-pit copper mine in the Santa Ritas, burying dozens of sites sacred to the Tribes under 1.8 billion tons of toxic waste.”
 
“The only way Hudbay could get away with creating a colossal mine on public lands was by an industry sleight-of-hand using an antiquated mining law.”
 

Judge won't reconsider his ruling stopping the Rosemont Mine
By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star, Oct 31, 2019
https://tucson.com/news/local/judge-won-t-reconsider-his-ruling-stopping-the-rosemont-mine/article_f57a0ac1-58a2-50a6-b3b8-d3ee6cff978b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

 
Hudbay Minerals Operations in Peru and Guatemala: Violence and Repression Found to Result from Mining Company Contracts with State Security Forces
By MiningWatch Canada, info@miningwatch.ca, November 29, 2019
https://miningwatch.ca/news/2019/11/28/hudbay-operations-peru-and-guatemala-violence-and-repression-found-result-mining

 
“The privatization of police forces for mining was found to result in greater social conflict, greater social and territorial control, and the criminalization of protest and international solidarity to facilitate the operations of the mining company.”
 

“Somebody paid them to come out and rape us”
 11 Maya Q’eqchi’ women speak - Plaintiffs in the ‘Lote 8 gang-rape’ Hudbay Minerals lawsuit

Forward and compilation by Grahame Russell, Rights Action, https://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/11-maya-qeqchi-women-speak
 
“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)
 
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More information
  • Hudbay’s operations and violence in Peru: Jen Moore, Institute for Policy Studies - Global Economy Project, jen@ips-dc.org; Kirsten Francescone, MiningWatch Canada, kirsten@miningwatch.ca
  • Justice and territorial defense struggles related to Hudbay’s former mining operation in Guatemala: Grahame Russell, Rights Action, grahame@rightsaction.org
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