James A Rodriguez

El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

Shacks surrounded by maize crops on a hillside in Lote 8, a community of Q'eqchi' Mayans. On 17 January 2007, the residents of Lote 8 were violently evicted by state forces on the orders of the Guatemalan Nickel Company (CGN), then-owned by Canadian mining firm Skye Resources. During the eviction, numerous local women were gang-raped by the police and CGN security personnel. In a landmark legal case, eleven women from Lote 8 are suing HudBay Minerals Inc., the mining firm that purchased Skye in 2008, in their home jurisdiction of Ontario, Canada, for negligence and carelessness causing physical and psychological harm.

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James A Rodriguez
El Estor, Izabal
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