PBI-Canada webinar with criminalized Maya Q’eqchi’ journalist Carlos Choc, August 18

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Join us on Friday August 18 at 1 pm ET to hear Maya Q’eqchi’ journalist Carlos Choc talk about the criminalization he has experienced for reporting on the Fenix mine in Guatemala.

To register for the webinar, click here.

This webinar will occur on the Friday before the Monday that Choc is scheduled to be in court to face charges dating back to 2017.

The Fenix mine was originally owned by several Canadian companies in succession (INCO Ltd., Skye Resources, Hudbay Minerals Inc.), is now owned by a Swiss-based Russian company (Solway Investment Group), and there are reports that it could be owned again by a Montreal-based company (Central America Nickel).

Choc photographed 27-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ fisher Carlos Maaz who was shot dead on May 27, 2017, by police at a protest against the pollution of Lake Izabal by the mine. Choc also took part in an investigation published by Forbidden Stories about the relationship between Solway and the National Civil Police in Guatemala.

Learn more about this situation, Choc’s upcoming trial date, and what the international community can do to support this journalist, by joining this webinar.

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