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  • Goldcorp Suspends Operations at Largest Mexican Gold Mine

  • There is an ongoing dispute over local community's demands, including the building of a clinic

, photo: Cuartroscuro/José I. Hernández

04 of October 2016 11:08:55

MEXICO CITY – Canadian mining company Goldcorp says it is suspending operations at Mexico's largest gold mine as a weeklong blockade by a trucking contractor and local residents drags on.The company said in a statement Monday that it plans to seek criminal charges against the protest leaders at the Peñasquito mine in Zacatecas state.Protesters have a range of demands, including building a medical clinic for a local community.Goldcorp implied the protest began after it recently tried to diversify its transportation supply plan.

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