Tag Archives: Escobal mine

Tahoe Resources Mining executive in Guatemala gives direct orders to kill protestors (Guatemala Times)

“The investigation of the mining conflicts in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, took a 180 degrees turn, after the Public Ministry submitted audio from wiretapping as evidence. In the audio it can be clearly heard how Alberto Rotondo, head … Continue reading

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State of Siege: Mining Conflict Escalates in Guatemala (Upside Down World)

Article published today about the escalating violence in Guatemala, near Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine project. The article highlights how there is great reason to fear that the suspension of constitutional  rights under the State of  Siege leaves community leaders and … Continue reading

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Escalating Conflict and call for support from San Rafael, near Tahoe’s Escobal project (Xinca Parliament)

Update received yesterday from the Xinka Parliament near Tahoe Resources (Vancouver-based, partly owned by Canadian Pension Plan and Public Sector workers’ pension plans, and 40% owned by Vancouver’s Goldcorp) El Escobal Mine in Guatemala:   [Update and request for support:] A … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: New violence related to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’ El Escobal mine leaves one dead, several wounded (MJA)

Media Advisory Vancouver Mining Justice Alliance – For Immediate Release – New violence related to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’ El Escobal mine leaves one dead, several wounded New violence this week has brought Tahoe Resources El Escobal Silver project in Guatemala … Continue reading

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Urgent Action! Shootings by Tahoe Resources (Goldcorp Inc) Armed Guards in Guatemala (Rights Action)

Ebulletin received from Rights action, outlining how violence continues to escalate in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, where locals have been peacefully resisting Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’  Escobal project for two years. Tahoe’s version of events is here.  A protest is being … Continue reading

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Escobal mine security guards open fire on community resistance folks in San Rafael (journalist)

Update received from a Vancouver-based journalist and editor Sandra Cuffe: According to reports, security guards from the El Escobal mine opened fire on eight members of the community resistance in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, yesterday evening. Six people were … Continue reading

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Communities in Peaceful Resistance to El Escobal (Blog)

Communities in peaceful resistance to Escobal Spanish Blog with photos and updates from San Rafael Las Flores, the municipality where the Escobal mining project is located. In English, the title of the blog (and the sign) reads: “Communities in Peaceful … Continue reading

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