Take Action: Urge U.S. and Canadian investors to divest from Tahoe Resources (NISGUA)

[The Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) urges concerned citizens to join them in a call for American and Canadian financial institutions to divest from Tahoe Resources.]

On May 8, Tahoe Resources announced $24.8 million in first quarter net earnings since starting production at the Escobal mine in January. These gains have come at a grave cost. Ongoing violence, open criminal cases and documented environmental concerns are the dark side of these profits. Tahoe is a spin-off of Goldcorp Inc., as the latter holds 40% of Tahoe’s shares. Most of the company’s directors are current or former Goldcorp executives.

The Escobal mine, Tahoe’s only project, was approved without the free, prior and informed consent of the surrounding communities and continues to lack the social license to operate. Tens of thousands of people have voted against the mine in 14 community consultations to date. Tahoe and the Guatemalan government continue to dismiss community voices and decision-making processes.

As the project ramped up toward production so did repression, criminalization and violence against prominent leaders opposing the mine. In 2012, Tahoe sued the Guatemalan government for failing to protect its operations from social protest. A year later, a state of siege was declared in four municipalities surrounding the mine, halting ongoing community referenda, instilling fear in the population and undermining local organizing. Heightened militarization of the communities continues.

Join us in calling on U.S. and Canadian financial institutions to divest from Tahoe Resources. Our action targets two major Tahoe shareholders, TIAA-CREF and the Canada Pension Plan. Together, they provide retirement and other financial services to over 20 million U.S. and Canadian residents.

TAKE ACTION: Tell U.S. based TIAA-CREF and the Canada Pension Plan that Guatemalan communities say no to Tahoe Resources, and they should too! 

Not invested in TIAA-CREF or not paying into the Canada Pension Plan? You can still take action! Want to do more? Contactorganizer@nisgua.org to receive an information packet on how to contact other Tahoe investors.

In solidarity,

Megan Whelan & the NISGUA team

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Press release: HudBay Minerals Declared “Corporate Criminals” in People’s Trial (MISN)

[Press release and photo from Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN)'s mock trial to hold Toronto's HudBay Minerals accountable for mine-related abuses.]

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[Members and supporters of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network gather after the guilty verdict was declared in the Peoples Trial held outside Hudbay’s AGM.]

Toronto, Ontario – GUILTY. That was the verdict rendered by jurors this morning in a people’s trial against the Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals outside the building where their shareholders were meeting behind closed doors. The testimonies delivered in the people’s trial were verbatim statements from claimants in ongoing lawsuits against HudBay brought by Guatemalans in Ontario courts and an eviction notice issued to the company by the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba. The mock trial convened by the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network involved a 15-foot tall puppet representing HudBay’s CEO David Garofalo along with other larger than life props, including a 4-foot judge’s gavel.

The charges against HudBay concerning its former Fenix mine in Guatemala included the murder of community leader and school teacher Adolfo Ich, the gang rape of 11 women in Lote 8 during a forced eviction, and the shooting of German Chub Choc who was left paralyzed. One testimony the jury heard was from Angelica Choc, the widow of Adolfo Ich. Part of her statement read: “It is very painful to remember such shocking tragedy. The days since my husband was killed have been very hard. There has been no justice. The man who killed Adolfo still has not faced the courts. And the mining company, Hudbay, has not been held accountable. My five children have lost a father; I have lost my husband; and our community has lost a leader. We need justice for these losses.”

Another piece of testimony in the people’s trial was an eviction notice from the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) rejecting extractive activities on their traditional, treaty, and reserve territory. The MCCN has issued several stop work and eviction notices to HudBay, most recently this past February, and has offered to work together with the government of Manitoba in good faith to resolve the conflict. That offer continues to be ignored.

Jennifer Mills from the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network said, “HudBay Minerals has done everything it can to avoid its day in court here and in Guatemala. While we continue to support the communities pushing forward these processes, we felt we had to bring the charges to light here in front of their AGM where they can’t ignore us.”

The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) is a grassroots, volunteer-run group that works to bring the voices and experiences of communities impacted by extractive industries to Toronto, Canada, a country where over 75% of global mining businesses are based. As Canada is a leader within the international mining industry, we recognize the necessity for a movement within Canada to demand accountability in this sector.

For more information:

Jennifer Mills, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network: (647) 990-7897 or mininginjustice@gmail.com

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(MiningWatch) Sixteen-year old girl murdered in violence associated with Tahoe Resources’ mine, Canada Pension Plan urged to divest

(Ottawa/Toronto) A sixteen year old Guatemalan girl, Topacio Reynoso, was murdered on April 13, 2014 near her home town of Mataquescuintla, Guatemala where she was head of a youth movement against mining. Her father, a leader in organizing a municipal vote on the mine, was shot in the same incident and is in hospital in critical condition. This is the latest example of violence and repression associated with the Canadian-listed mining company Tahoe Resources‘ Escobal project.

Today, MiningWatch is sending a letter to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board calling on the fund to divest from Tahoe Resources. MiningWatch argues that the investment is a dangerous and unacceptable gamble.

The letter says that Tahoe has failed to disclose that tens of thousands of people in five municipalities closest to Tahoe’s Escobal silver project have voted overwhelmingly against mining in their communities. For example, in the municipality of Mataquescuintla, home of Topacio Reynoso, over half of the eligible voters participated in a vote in which 96% – or some 10,000 people – voted against mining.

“Opposition to the Tahoe mine in the surrounding municipalities is so great that Tahoe actually sued the Guatemalan government, demanding that the government do more to protect the mine,” remarks Shin Imai, lawyer for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project at Osgoode Hall Law School. “Although the Court dismissed the suit, two months later, the government declared a state of siege in municipalities where people had voted against mining and issued arrest warrants for more than a dozen people known to oppose the mine.” …. To read the full article and see MiningWatch’s letter, click here.

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May 1st, 2014 Action & Petition: Goldcorp Makes Me Sick! | GOLDCORP ¡ME ENFERMA!

Picket the Goldcorp AGM!
May 1 – 2 pm
In front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St Vancouver, unceded
Coast Salish Territories
Organized by the Mining Justice Alliance

Why picket Goldcorp Inc.?
Among the world’s largest gold producers, Goldcorp sponsors health, education, and arts and sciences initiatives in Canada while overseas communities report serious health and social impacts, conflict and environmental destruction associated with Goldcorp mines. Over a million people in Guatemala have voted “No to Mining” in mass consultations initiated by Mayan people directly affected by Canadian mining.

For more information about the Mining Justice Alliance find us online at:
www.miningjusticealliance.wordpress.com
Facebook:  @MiningJusticeAlliance
Twitter: @MiningJustice
or email:  miningjustice@gmail.com

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Not feeling well? Goldcorp got you down?

You’re not alone. Goldcorp makes me sick! | GOLDCORP ¡ME ENFERMA!

Communities living near Goldcorp’s mines in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras are tired of the scale of environmental destruction that it takes to produce every ounce of gold the company extracts. They have lost precious water supplies and agricultural lands, as well as ecologically and culturally important places.

They have observed an increase in respiratory tract and skin diseases since Goldcorp’s projects went into operation, including increased incidence of premature births and malformations in newborns in some cases, which could be linked to exposure to heavy metal contamination in their environment.

They are weary from the lack of respect that the company has demonstrated, failing to respect their rights to self-determination and free, prior, and informed consent, both long before mines are built and as they continue to expand.

Meanwhile they are sick of the threats, intimidation, criminalization and provocation of social divisions they face when they stand up for their rights.

Despite the devastating consequences of this unjust business, the Canadian government, public universities and so-called “ethical” investors continue promoting the false solution of “Corporate Social Responsibility” when what communities need is respect for their collective rights, guaranteed protection for their health and water supplies, justice for the harms they face, and freedom to speak up in defence of their community wellbeing without fear for their safety.

Goldcorp doesn’t deserve any more PR for CSR…

Communities need respect and justice for the abuses they’ve suffered.

Support the GOLDCORP ¡ME ENFERMA! campaign and petition: http://www.movimientom4.org/2014/04/accion-de-denuncia-goldcorp-no-merece-premios-exigimos-justicia/ Organized by M4: Movimiento MesoAmericano Contra el Modelo Extractivo Minero

Visit the Open for Justice Campaign of the Canadian network for Corporate Accountability: http://www.miningwatch.ca/openforjustice/

 

COMMUNITY DEMANDS TODAY

MEXICO: As of May 1st, the community of Carrizalillo in Guerrero, Mexico will have been blockading Goldcorp’s Los Filos mine on their lands for 31 days. Despite their openness to negotiate a new land use contract, the company has failed to show any real interest in talks and has started recurring to state authorities, which is disrespectful of the community and could lead to repression and criminalization.

  • Goldcorp should demonstrate respect for the Ejido Carrizalillo and their representatives as the principal interlocutor in this dispute

  • Goldcorp should negotiate a new land use contract in good faith that recognizes their just demands based on their collective rights

  • Goldcorp should not lean on the state government for support, nor resort to any repression and intimidation, nor threaten workers with dismissal

  • Failing this, Goldcorp should make public and initiate closure of the Los Filos mine, ensuring community participation and full restoration of their lands

GUATEMALA: Since it went into operation, Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in the northwestern highlands of Guatemala has led to ongoing violation of the rights of Indigenous communities to self-determination and free, prior and informed consent. Even the company’s own Human Rights Assessment in 2010 of the Marlin mine recommended that the company should halt all land acquisitions and mine expansion pending adequate prior consultation of local communities. This has not taken place. Now Goldcorp is expanding its project into the departments of San Marcos and Quetzaltenango without the consent of mining-affected communities in the area of the “Los Chocoyos”, “San Jose III” and “Eluvia” mine licenses. These communities have massively rejected mining exploration and extraction through their own consultation processes.

  • Goldcorp should abandon these mine licenses out of respect for these communities

GUATEMALA: Goldcorp is a majority shareholder in Tahoe Resources with 40% of the company’s shares whose Escobal silver project in southeastern Guatemala into has been causing havoc in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores. Tens of thousands of people in the area have pronounced themselves against the silver mine operation through locally-convened consultation processes. As a result of their struggle, over 100 community members have faced unfounded charges and six men were wounded during an armed attack one year ago, for which the company’s head of security is under arrest awaiting trial. Just two weeks ago, a well known 16 year old activist was killed in an armed attack, while her father remains in intensive care.

  • Goldcorp should get out of Tahoe Resources and tell Tahoe to take responsibility for its mess and get out of Guatemala

HONDURAS: The Siria Valley Environmental Committee continues to call on Goldcorp to take responsibility for public health harms that remain unaddressed since its San Martín mine was in operation from 2000-2008.

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International Organizations Demand Justice in Deadly Attack Against Opponents of Tahoe Resources’ Mine

Thirty six international human rights, environmental justice and solidarity organizations have signed a letter to Guatemala’s Attorney General demanding justice for the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso on April 13th. The father and daughter are community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, actively opposed to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala. Topacio, just 16 years old, was killed, and her father was seriously injured. He remains in hospital in serious condition

Topacio Reynoso. Photo courtesy MiningWatch

Topacio Reynoso. Photo courtesy MiningWatch

Thousands of families in the departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa have been demanding the right to self determination and have suffered violence, repression and criminalization for their opposition to the silver mine belonging to this US and Canadian listed mining company. Goldcorp is the majority shareholder in Tahoe Resources, holding 40% of the company’s shares. Goldcorp will hold its annual general meeting in Vancouver today at 2pm PDT.

The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network in Toronto will commemorate the life of Topacio Reynoso and “denounce this violent and cowardly act which took the life of a vibrant young woman, and community leader.” MISN recalls how – at Topacio’s funeral - her mother promised: “The resistance doesn’t end here, my love.”

For more information about MISN‘s action today in Toronto: https://www.facebook.com/events/777418165616519/?ref=25&source=1

To join the Mining Justice Alliance‘s picket outside of Goldcorp’s AGM in Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/events/268932136621056/

Find the full Open Letter to Guatemala’s Attorney General here and below. The version in Spanish can be found here.

 

OPEN LETTER:

Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey
Attorney General of the Republic of Guatemala

May 1, 2014

Re: Armed attack against activists opposing Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine

Dear Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey,

The organizations that are signatories to this letter are deeply troubled by news of the April 13 armed attack against Edwin Alexander Reynoso and his 16-year-old daughter, Merilyn Topacio Reynoso Pacheco. We condemn this violent attack and call on your office to conduct a full and impartial investigation to ensure that that those responsible are brought to justice. We request that the investigation be transferred from the District Prosecutor of Jalapa to the of the Special Prosecutor’s Office on Human Rights.

Merilyn Topacio Reynoso was killed in the attack, and Alex Reynoso remains in intensive care having been shot four times. Both father and daughter are activists in the Peaceful Resistance in Defense of Natural Resources of Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, which has organized in resistance to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in neighboring San Rafael las Flores. Goldcorp holds 40% of Tahoe Resources’ shares, and the Escobal project is operated locally by Tahoe’s subsidiary, Minera San Rafael.

The Reynoso family has been at the forefront of the region-wide struggle in defense of the right to free, prior and informed consent, self-determination and human rights since the arrival of Tahoe Resources to the southeastern departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa in 2010. Topacio was a leader of the Mataquescuintla youth movement against mining and an active and well-known human rights defender. Her father, Alex, is a community leader and key representative of the Peaceful Resistance in Defense of Natural Resources of Mataquescuintla, recognized for his role in the organization of the community consultation.

In November 2012, the municipality of Mataquescuintla held the first municipal referenda in the department of Jalapa, joining three other municipalities in Santa Rosa that have said ‘no’ to mining in their territory. In December 2013, the Constitutional Court found in favour of the vote in Mataquescuintla, acknowledging the responsibility that municipal authorities have to convene such votes and to make decisions according to their results. This affirmed their value as the “adequate means by which peoples may exercise their right to give their opinion and be consulted on topics of interest.” To date, there have been 14 community referenda in municipalities, towns and villages surrounding the Escobal project.

Six kilometers from the Escobal mine, the residents of Mataquescuintla continue to oppose any development of Tahoe’s project. But instead of respect for their right to self-determination and their repeated expressions of opposition to the project, the communities and municipalities surrounding the mine have been met with multiple acts of violence, intimidation and repression:

  • Since 2011, more than 100 individuals involved in resistance to the mine have had unfounded legal charges filed against them.
  • On two occasions between March and May 2013, the police violently evicted a peaceful, legitimate and legally located encampment outside the mine.
  • In April 2013, Tahoe security guards attacked six peaceful protesters outside the mine; one was critically injured. Former head of security for Tahoe Resources, Alberto Rotondo, is under arrest awaiting trial for allegedly ordering the attack. He is facing charges for bodily harm and obstruction of justice.
  • In May 2013, President Otto Pérez Molina declared a state of siege in four municipalities surrounding Tahoe’s project, including Mataquescuintla.

We are very concerned with the ongoing violence and persecution of human rights defenders and community leaders who oppose Tahoe’s mine project. It is important that the killing of Topacio Reynoso and the attack against Alex Reynoso not remain in impunity. We call for a full and impartial investigation by the Special Prosecutor’s Office on Human Rights in order to ensure justice and to prevent further violence in the region. We also request that the investigation be transferred from the District Prosecutor of Jalapa to the of the Special Prosecutor’s Office on Human Rights. We understand that Alex Reynoso is receiving police protection while he recovers from the attack. We call on the Ministry of the Interior to continue to coordinate with the Human Rights Ombudsmen Office to ensure the safety of Alex Reynoso and his family.

Many of the organizations that have signed this letter have deep and lasting relationships and/or commitments with the groups opposing Tahoe’s mine. Many have recently visited the affected communities to meet with local leaders and human rights defenders. We recognize that violence, which occurs with disturbing frequency in and around mine sites in Guatemala, is also a serious global issue. Many of the below signatories are currently engaged in the “Open for Justice” campaign, which is calling for legislated access to justice in Canadian Courts for people who have been harmed by the international operations of Canadian companies.

We appreciate your time and consideration of this appeal and look forward to your response.

Signed:

Atlantic Regional Solidarity Network (ARSN) – Canada

Café Justicia Ottawa Education in Action – Canadá

Center for Alternative Mining Development Policy, La Crosse, Wisconsin – USA

The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America  – USA

Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL) – Québec

Conference of Major Superiors of Men – USA

Denver Justice & Peace Committee – USA

Environmental Network for Central America (ENCA) – United Kingdom

Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) – USA

Guatemala Partnership Committee, Congregational Church of Needham – USA

Guatemala Solidarity Network – United Kingdom

Guatemalan Working Group of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario – Canada

Heart of the Sky Fair Trade – USA

Inter Pares – Canada

Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Office of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul – Kingston, Ontario – Canada

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives – Canada

Kickapoo Guatemala Accompaniment Project – USA

La Plataforma de Solidaridad con Chiapas y Guatemala de Madrid – Spain

Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) – Canada

Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network – Canada

Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, Toronto, Ontario – Canada

Mining Justice Action Committee, Victoria, British Columbia – Canada

Mining Justice Alliance, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories – Canada

MiningWatch Canada

Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) – USA

New Hampshire-Vermont Guatemala Accompaniment Project (NH-VT G.A.P.) – USA

Oxfam America

Partners for Arlington and Guatemala, Arlington, VA – USA

The Peace and Justice Committee of First Churches, Northampton, MA – USA

Projet Accompagnement Québec-Guatemala – Québec

SalvAide – Canada

Social Justice Connection – Québec

SOAW – LA – USA

SOA Watch – USA

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America – USA

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Guatemala Research Group – Canada

cc:

Erick Archila Dehesa
Minister of Energy and Mines

Ing. Fernando Castellanos
General Director of Mining, Ministry of Energy and Mines

Ministry of the Interior
Mauricio López Bonilla

Michelle Melisa Martínez Kelly
Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

US Embassy in Guatemala
Deputy Political-Economic Counselor, William Ayala

US Embassy in Guatemala
Political Affairs, Norman Galimba

Canadian Embassy in Guatemala
Ambassador,  Stuart Savage

Canadian Embassy in Guatemala
Political Counsellor, Colleen Pigeon

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Gold: Why a mining company is suing El Salvador (CBC)

(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas)

Click here to listen to CBC’s The Current on April 16 – the program examines Pacific Rim’s lawsuit against the country of El Salvador, which has denied the Canadian company permits to mine for gold in the country.

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Call for an End to Police Intimidation and Eviction Threats in La Puya, Guatemala

April 18, 2014

 
Minister Mauricio López Bonilla
Guatemala Ministry of the Interior
Ministro de Gobernación
6ª Avenida 13-71, Zona 1
Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala
Fax:                       011 502 2413 8658
twitter:                @mlopezbonilla

Transmitted via Electronic Mail:  fdeleon@mingob.gob.gt

AND

Kappes Cassiday and Associates
Dan Kappes - dkappes@kcareno.com
Ryan Adams – radams@kcareno.com
US Phone (775) 972-7575
 

Dear Minister Lopez Bonilla
and Sirs Kappes and Adams:

 

After having just celebrated two years of peaceful resistance against further mining activity in the communities of San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, just north of Guatemala City, the peaceful resistance camp at La Puya is once again under threat of eviction.

As members of the Vancouver-based Mining Justice Alliance, we write to express our deep concern for the safety of the people of La Puya, to oppose their eviction, and to demand an immediate end to excessive police presence at the area.

According to recent reports:

“The National Police, at the service of US mining company Kappes Cassiday and Associates (KCA), have been carrying out acts of intimidation and threatening eviction against [the] communities in resistance… Early April 9, a local company contracted by KCA, Transmac S.A., arrived at the mine site with heavy machinery, and with a National Civil Police (PNC) escort as ordered by the Ministry of the Interior. By mid-day, Transmac was forced to remove the machinery from the area. However, two representatives of KCA’s local subsidiary, EXMINGUA, remained throughout the day. The police presence also stayed and increased. By 2 pm, there were roughly 300 agents, many of whom were women dressed in full riot gear, lined up outside the entrance to the peaceful encampment.”

“The massive police presence, particularly the presence of female agents, gave the impression that an eviction attempt was imminent. Hundreds of people gathered at La Puya spent the afternoon under intense pressure and fear. While an arrest warrant was never emitted and the PNC made no attempt to remove the encampment, there is a clear intent to intimidate and provoke confrontation with the population in peaceful resistance.”

“The communities opposing KCA’s El Tambor gold mine have made clear that their actions are focused on stopping a project that will destroy their lives and livelihoods. They are not blocking the public road or impeding free transit. The communities maintain their willingness to dialogue with the government.” (http://nisgua.blogspot.ca/2014/04/urgent-action-from-la-puya-call-for-end.html)

As we understand, the ‘El Tambor’ mining project in question has Canadian connections. Although Vancouver-based Radius Gold sold the Tambor project to its American associates, KCA, only a portion of the sale price has been paid. Radius anticipates receiving the rest once the mine is operational, and thus remains invested in the mine’s success. Radius Gold president Ralph Rushton has explained in the Guatemalan Press that “Radius continues to feel optimistic that commercial production will be achieved at El Tambor and the company will be paid back for the investment it has made in the region since the discovery of gold in El Tambor in 2000.”[see original:http://www.lahora.com.gt/index.php/nacional/guatemala/actualidad/169986-compania-considero-conflictivo-el-proyecto-en-la-puya, “Radius sigue siendo optimista de que la producción comercial se logrará en El Tambor y la Compañía le reembolsará por la inversión que ha realizado en la región desde el descubrimiento de oro en El Tambor en 2000.”]

For two years, families at La Puya have – at great personal cost – maintained a human roadblock to the mine, preventing machinery and mining employees from entering the site. They fear the mine will endanger their well-being and contaminate their already scarce water supply.

According to US-based Guatemala Human Rights Commission, that fear was confirmed last year by US engineer and mining expert Rob Robinson, who analyzed the 900-page Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Tambor gold mine and traveled to Guatemala in mid-February, 2013, to present his findings to the Guatemalan government, the press, and affected communities. “The analysis is so bad that it can’t help us predict or prevent the negative effects of the mine,” explained Mr. Robinson. “It gives no confidence that the mining company will protect the environment or the health of the communities.”

Members of the Mining Justice Alliance are monitoring this situation with grave concern for the safety of the men, women and children at La Puya; they should not be forcibly evicted. We urge the Guatemalan government and on KCA to ensure an end to intimidation and harassment by police and private security. We call on you to respect the ongoing dialogue, and the human rights of local communities.

Sincerely,

The Mining Justice Alliance, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Copy furnished:

Peter Julian
Member of the Parliament
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Email: peter.julian@parl.gc.ca
Fax: 616.947.9500

His Excellency Georges de la Roche Plihal
Ambassador for the Republic of Guatemala
130 Albert Street, Suite 1010
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
Fax:                       (613) 233-0135
Email :                  consular@embaguate-canada.com

Honorable Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey
Fiscal General de la República
Ministerio Público
15ª Avenida 15-16, Zona 1, Barrio Gerona
01001 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Transmitted via Electronic Mail:
fiscalgeneral@mp.gob.gt

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