Tag Archives: Santa Rosa

Communities denounce Tahoe Resources for trying to provoke conflict while operations at Escobal mine continue to be suspended

Courtesy of NISGUA: The Xinca parliament and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa spoke out in a press conference on February 21 against attempts by Tahoe Resources to generate conflict in their communities. The company, whose Escobal mine has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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

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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

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Tensions rise after murder of Guatemalan indigenous activist opposed to Canada’s Tahoe Resources silver project (La politica es la politica)

Article providing an in-depth look at the kidnapping and murder of Xinca leaders on March 17, 2013.  This piece includes quotes from Tahoe Resources, the UN High Commission for Human Rights, and the US Embassy in Guatemala.  It also goes on … Continue reading

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