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Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala:
Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine

Press Coverage

Interviews with the Authors

In the following video, produced by Mining Watch Canada, co-author Lyuba Zarsky explains the study methodology, the central findings of the report, and their recommendations.

Tufts University Study on Marlin Mine from MiningWatch on Vimeo.

 

Co-author of the report, Lyuba Zarsky, was interviewed by the Real News Network on Goldcorp's impact on Guatemala.


More at The Real News

Part 2 of Lyuba Zarsky's Real News Network interview on Goldcorp's impact on Guatemala.


More at The Real News

 

Additional Press Coverage

Read an op-ed by co-author Lyuba Zarsky on the Triple Crisis Blog, "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala."

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre featured GDAE's recent report, "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine," by GDAE researchers Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley, on their website. View Goldcorp's official response to the report and a rejoinder from the authors here.

Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley respond to Goldcorp: "Crumbs from the Table," December 3, 2011.

GDAE releases report on mining activities in Guatemala: ‘Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine’” Goldcorp out of Guatemala Blog, September 29, 2011.

More on the Marlin Mine,” Mennonite Central Committee, October 28, 2011

Impoverishment, not development, could be end result of Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala, says new study,” MiningWatch Canada Press Release, November 3, 2011.

Authors Present Report on Guatemala Mine in Ottawa, WA,” International Society for Ecological Economics, October 20, 2011.

See Goldcorp's response to the report, submitted to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, October 7, 2011

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala,” Jkarkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee, October 3, 2011.

Mining Resources,” Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense, October 2011.

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine,” Bantay Kita (press release reprinted on blog), October 3, 2011.

Mining and Land Rights,” Guatemalan Human Rights Commission, October 4, 2011.

Guatemalan mining raises human rights concerns,” Washington Office on Latin America, October 3, 2011.

Environmental Costs of Gold Soar in the Americas,” unEARTH Blog, Earth Justice, October 7, 2011.

Click here to view Spanish press coverage or the report.

Download the full report, Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine."


 

The Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the WTO and NAFTA's lessons for trade and development policy. The goal of the program is to identify policies and international agreements that foster sustainable development.

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