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Honduran Mine Workers Sick and Fired but Fighting Back

November 14, 2005 Sandra Cuffe 0

Daniel Martinez

Unionized mine workers in Honduras maintained a week-long strike to protest hazardous working conditions, illegal firings and a string of contract violations by the Canadian transnational mining company Glamis Gold. The strike began on October 25 when workers of Minerales Entre Mares de Honduras, S.A., a subsidiary Glamis Gold, occupied the entry and exit points of the San Martín open pit gold mine, thus paralyzing mining activity.  […]

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“Up Against Power Itself”

October 16, 2005 Sandra Cuffe 0

“We, the environmentalists, defend this place and all of Olancho…I wanted to show you how the lands ended up and how many years they have been exploited, destroyed,” explained Father Andrés Tamayo to an international delegation in 2003, visiting the department in eastern Honduras in the wake of the murder of young environmental and community activist Carlos Reyes.


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