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Group urges answers from Canadian embassy in Guatemala on protection of lawyer

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:46 AM | By Terry Davidson

A group of lawyers is demanding to know what Canada’s embassy in Guatemala is doing there to protect a fellow advocate under threat while acting for opponents to a Canadian mining project.

Guatemalan lawyer Rafael MaldonadoOn Nov. 30 the small group of Canadian lawyers and scholars forming the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) sent a letter to the embassy wanting to know what officials there have been doing to support lawyer Rafael Maldonado in accordance with Voices at Risk, a Canadian government policy aimed at...