Join us this Friday to meet Maya Q’eqchi’ journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc

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Maya Q’eqchi’ journalist Carlos Ernesto Choc is scheduled to be in a Guatemalan court on Monday August 21. He will be facing charges related to his reporting on the police repression of a protest against a nickel mine first established by a Canadian company.

You can meet him on Friday August 18 at 1 pm ET and hear about the situation he has experiencing since filming the police killing of a 27-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ fisherperson who was protesting the mine that is polluting Lake Izabal, the largest freshwater lake in Guatemala.

To join this webinar with simultaneous Spanish-English translation, register here now.

When you tune in, you will hear more about the criminalization of this Indigenous journalist, the history of the Fenix nickel mine dating back to its ownership by Toronto-based INCO Ltd., and what we as an international community can do to support Carlos.

While the mine is now owned by a Swiss-based Russian-owned company, Newsweek recently reported that a Montreal-based company could soon buy the company.

To join us this Friday, click here.

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