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Marlin Mine 12

August 16, 2007

Marlin Mine 12

Marlin Mine 12

Most of the communities in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, however, have not benefited economically in any obvious way. A large number of the local population, whose majority are indigenous Mayas of the Mam ethnic group, continue to live in conditions far below the poverty line.

In the village of Maquivil, only a couple of kilometres from the mine, Elena cooks dinner for her family using candles for lighting and peeled corncobs as firewood. Meanwhile, Goldcorp recorded record profits in 2006 of $408 million.

by James Rodriguez/www.mimundo.org

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