Continuing our look into Canada's role in creating the refugee crisis in Central America Scott and Greg talk to two people on the ground in Honduras and Mexico.
First you will hear from Jen Moore. Jen was the Latin America coordinator for Mining Watch Canada, with years of work with communities affected by Canadian mining in Central America, and is now based in Mexico.
We apologize for the audio of Jen's interview. We tried to clean it up as best we could.
Then you will hear from Karen Spring. Karen is a Honduras-based coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network, with years of working with communities affected by Canadian mining, sweatshop, and tourism investment and on other issues prompting people to flee en masse.
Check out Karen's website where she writes about the situation in Honduras
Here is the link to Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor where you can find the petition
Here is the direct link to the Petition
Here is a small and incomplete list of Canadian companies that maintain business relations in Honduras:
- Textile company Gildan Activewear (based in Montreal)
- Mining company Aura Minerals (based in Toronto)
- Investment consulting firm DAI Inc (based in Ottawa)
- Mining company Goldcorp Inc (Based in Vancouver)
- Tourism company NJOI (based in Ontario)
- Tourism company Life Vision
- Tourism company CARIVIDA
- Printing company Canadian Bank Note Limited (based in Ottawa)