Scientists Find Elevated Levels of Potentially Toxic Metals in Some Guatemalans Living Near Canadian-owned Mine, Recommend Further Studies
Environmental health scientists from the University of Michigan find that a sample of Guatemalans who live near a controversial gold and silver mine in the country's western highlands have higher levels of potentially toxic heavy metals in their urine and blood than a sample of residents who live farther from the mine.
Científicos detectan niveles elevados de metales potencialmente tóxicos en algunos vecinos de la Mina Marlin en Guatemala, recomiendan estudios adicionales
Científicos de la salud ambiental de la Universidad de Michigan en Estados Unidos informan que una muestra de vecinos de la Mina Marlin en Guatemala tiene niveles más elevados de metales potencialmente tóxicos en su orina y sangre, que la muestra de personas que residen más alejadas de la mina.
Mexican Authorities Urged to Conduct a Serious Investigation into Death of American Journalist Brad Will
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urges Mexican authorities to conduct a serious investigation into the shooting death of US journalist Brad Will. In going forward, the Mexican prosecutor's office (Procuradurîa General de la Republica — PGR) should take into account the forensic findings reported by PHR's International Forensic Program
"Securing a crime scene and collecting basic evidence, such as taking photos or making sketches, is vital. The biggest loss of evidence takes place when first responders disturb the area and information is documented in a shoddy way," says Stefan Schmitt, PHR's Forensic Director.
Forensic experts with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reaffirm that the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) has disregarded the available scientific evidence from the 2006 shooting death of American journalist Brad Will.