Tag Archives: Murders

News Release: Murder of Young Assistant from Guatemalan Environmental Organization is Evidence of Escalating Risk to Human Rights Defenders

(Ottawa/Toronto/Vancouver/Reno/Washington/Guatemala) North American organizations are dismayed and deeply troubled by the execution-style murder of 22 year-old Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, assistant to the director of the Guatemalan Centre for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS), on Saturday in Guatemala City. … Continue reading

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

Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

The full report, executive summary, and a print version are available for download here, at MiningWatch’s website. This report documents the current activities of the El Dorado Foundation, which was originally established by Pacific Rim Mining in El Salvador in 2005, … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict and Repression, Local and Indigenous Rights, OceanaGold, Pacific Rim | 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

Reverend Rex RB Reyes: Defense of land is defense of life

A message for Canadians from Reverend Rex RB Reyes of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). Reverend Reyes denounces the assassination of community activists in opposition to mining such as Licuben Ligiw and his two sons Fermin … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vancouver Mining Justice Alliance Calls for an End to Violence and Impunity! (Open Letter)

OPEN LETTER TO: Kevin McArthur President, CEO and Director of Tahoe Resources Inc. Royal Centre 1055 West Georgia Street, Suite 1500 Vancouver, B.C., V6E 4N7 Otto Pérez Molina Presidente de la República Casa Presidencial 6ª Avenida 4-41, Zona 1 Ciudad … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict and Repression, Local and Indigenous Rights | 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

CEO Kevin McArthur says suggestions of possible Tahoe Resources complicity in murder of Guatemalan indigenous leader “a complete fabrication” (La Politica es la politica)

Article outlining Tahoe Resources CEO Kevin McArthur’s response to the kidnapping and murder of Xinca leaders in March. The conclusion appears to be that such things simply ‘happen’ in Guatemala… [From the article:] In response to a query from La … Continue reading

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