Tag Archives: Mataquescuintla

(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 … Continue reading

Posted in Community Resistance, Conflict and Repression, Tahoe Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Community Resistance, Conflict and Repression, Goldcorp, Local and Indigenous Rights, Tahoe Resources | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community Resistance, Conflict and Repression, Goldcorp, Local and Indigenous Rights, Tahoe Resources | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guatemala: Recurring violence in area of Escobal mine project demands investigation and company withdrawal (Intercontinental Cry)

Brief overview of the recent events in Santa Rosa, Guatemala, where four Xinca leaders were attacked (one of whom was killed.) The article also details local efforts to resist Tahoe’s Escobal mine project via a series of community consultations.   [From … Continue reading

Posted in Community Resistance, Conflict and Repression, Goldcorp, Tahoe Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment