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Guatemalan prelate rips Canadian mining companies

Catholic World News - October 24, 2013

A Guatemalan bishop has offered strong criticism of the foreign mining companies, principally Canadian, that operate in the territory of his diocese.

“We propose a radical reform that closes the mining sector activity,” said Bishop Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango, according to a Fides news agency report. “Virtually the entire population does not want this type of mining, and out of 32 municipalities, 30 are opposed.”

The companies’ operations, he added, “have a negative environmental impact: the waste of water in areas where it is scarce, the use of cyanide which ends up in the rivers. There are no economic benefits for the country.”

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