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▷ Three civil lawsuits are proceeding in Ontario courts agains HudBay Minerals for security guard violence agains Maya Q’eqchi’ Indigenous communities in El Estor.
▷ A civil suit has also been brought in British Columbia against Tahoe Resources for security guard violence against peaceful protesters in San Rafael Las Flores.
▷ An estimated 1 million people in mining-affectd communities have said no to mining in municipal or good faith community referendums. This has influenced Guatemalan public opinion with a reported 66% of the population opposed to mining as of January 2014.