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Good As Gold?

James Rodríguez writes in The Dominion:

Three years into its existence, the Marlin Gold Mine has produced a long list of social problems for the local communities in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán. The mining project belongs to Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Goldcorp Inc. According to members of the Association for the Integral Development of San Miguel (ADISMI), “all the damages which the experts warned us of before the arrival of the mining project have come true: the deforestation, extreme dust, the contamination of water sources, dry wells, the competition for water usage and the accumulation of dangerous waste products from the mine.”

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