Please note that this post makes reference to sexual violence.
Have you ever felt so disgusted you thought you were going to choke?
A group of 11 women from Guatemala have sued the Canadian company [HudBay] and its subsidiaries in an Ontario court. They are seeking $11 million in general damages and $44 million in punitive damages for the alleged gang rapes in 2007.
The suit alleges the women were attacked by security personnel from Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel, along with members of the police and military who were forcibly removing families from a community near a mine.
The Guatemalan subsidiary, CGN, and its corporate parents are accused of negligence in the supervision of the security personnel and in a request for the forced evictions of the Mayan community of Lote Ocho.
How unspeakably terrible.
That quote is from a CTV News article called HudBay defends against allegations in gang rape lawsuit. How curious that the headline centres the company; how curious that the CTV article I first saw, titled Women sue Canadian company for alleged gang rapes, is now down; how curious that it becomes not very much about these women or their communities at all.