Feliciano Orellana is a representative of the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Franciscan Family, in the Department of Jutiapa in eastern Guatemala. Employed by Goldcorp subsidiary Entre Mares in 1997 as one of the first employee, he later got hired in 2008 and suffered an almost Fatal accident on the job, for which he received no compensation. Now Feliciano is an active leader in his community and wants to share his experience on Goldcorp Human Rights Violations and the communities' opposition to the Cerro Blanco Mine, Goldcorp' second large mine in Guatemala.
Learn more about the community struggles related to Goldcorp Inc’s open-pit, cyanide-bonding mines in Honduras and Guatemala - rightsaction.org/mining.htm
This talk took place at a public event on
COMMUNITY & INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE TO HARMFUL GOLD MINING IN GUATEMALA & HONDURAS in Ottawa on Algonquin Territory on May 13, 2010.
Sorry, this video only has Feliciano's talk half-way through ...