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Guatemala mine 'exploiting' locals

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Published on Mar 9, 2010

Rights activists and residents have accused the Canadian owners of Guatemala's largest gold mine of exploiting local communities.

Most worrying, they say, is the use of highly toxic cyanide to separate gold particles from the rock.

Some residents claim that dangerous waste from the mine is making their children sick.

Al Jazeeras David Mercer reports from San Miguel Ixtahuacan.

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