Goldcorp suspends operations at largest Mexican gold mine

MEXICO CITY (AP) " 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 Penasquito 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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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