Sponsoring Communities take action: UUCA and NISGUA together in Guatemala

By | February 25th, 2016|accompaniment, ACOGUATE, AJR, Anthropology, CALDH, Consulta, corporate accountability, criminalization, cross-border connections, delegation, El Tambor, Escobal, FAFG, forensic anthropology, GAP, genocide, Guatemala, human rights, indigenous rights, internal armed conflict, justice, justice for genocide, Llan Carlos Dávila, massacre, Megaprojects / megaproyectos, memory, militarization, Minera San Rafael, Mining, photo, solidarity, Tahoe Resources, Uncategorized|

One of the pillars of international human rights accompaniment is the backing of a strong and active international network that commits to ongoing education of the international community about the human rights context of those we accompany, monitors the specific situations of those human rights defenders, and is ready to take action during high-risk moments [...]

Communities defend right to clean water, continue to speak out against Tahoe’s dirty mine

By | June 12th, 2015|CALAS, community consultation, Minera San Rafael, Mining, San Juan Bosco, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources, water|

In honor of World Environment Day, communities impacted by Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine did what they have consistently done since the mining company came on to their lands - stand up for land, water and life against mega-development extraction. The situation is critical: just over a year into the start of commercial production at the [...]

Member of the Committee in Defense of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores Detained

By | April 22nd, 2015|Comité en Defensa de la Vida y la Paz, criminalization, Minera San Rafael, Roberto Pivaral, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources|

UPDATED May 1, 2015 Last night, Roberto de Jesus Pivaral y Pivaral was release from police custody due to lack of evidence, and all charges against him were dropped. Pivaral was charged with murder on April 21 (see information below). He was held for 10 days after being arrested by the National Civil Police accompanied [...]

Tahoe Resources’ Administrative Manager detained on charges of industrial contamination

By | April 15th, 2015|Minera San Rafael, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources|

(Guatemala City/Ottawa) Monday, a Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos Roberto Morales Monzón, of Tahoe Resources’ subsidiary, Minera San Rafael S.A., and ordered him to pre-trial detention on charges of industrial contamination. The Guatemala's Public Prosecutors' Office for Crimes Against the Environment launched an investigation in 2012 into the [...]

How a quasi-military project was created to protect the Escobal mine

By | April 8th, 2015|Alberto Rotondo, Escobal, MEM, Minera San Rafael, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources|

An affidavit given on November 24, 2014 by Donald Paul Gray, vice president of the Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc., has shed light on the strong interests at play since 2011 in contracting private security companies for the Escobal mining project in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa. His affidavit points to the relationship [...]

Wiretap transcripts raise troubling questions about Tahoe Resources’ militarized security detail

By | April 7th, 2015|Alberto Rotondo, CALAS, Escobal, Minera San Rafael, Tahoe Resources|

Source: Amnesty International Canada – MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)April 7, 2015(Guatemala City/Ottawa/Vancouver) Wiretap transcripts ordered by Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor of Tahoe Resources’ former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, in connection with an April 27, 2013 shooting outside its Escobal mine provide strong evidence that he targeted peaceful [...]

Communities speak out against the Escobal mine: we are still here, we are still in resistance

By | March 18th, 2015|CODIDENA, Escobal, Minera San Rafael, San Juan Bosco, San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, Tahoe Resources, Xinca Parliament|

"In the face of a storm, some animals go underground and bury their heads. But eagles fly above the storm. We need to be like the eagles...with this storm upon us, we choose to rise higher, knowing that our struggle is one that has value and dignity." Teresa Muñoz, San Jose la SierraOn March 1, [...]

Norwegian Fund Divests from Tahoe Resources, Canadian and U.S. Investors Urged to Follow Suit

By | February 3rd, 2015|Alberto Rotondo, community consultation, divestment, Escobal, Minera San Rafael, MiningWatch Canada, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources|

Tuesday, February 3, 2015(Ottawa/Guatemala) North American shareholders in Tahoe Resources should follow the Norway's Council on Ethics’s lead and divest say Canadian and U.S. organizations. They urge Canadian and U.S. investors to make use of a report published last week that recommends the exclusion of Tahoe Resources from the from the Government Pension Fund Global [...]

Tahoe Resources’ former security manager to be tried in Guatemalan court

By | December 18th, 2014|Alberto Rotondo, CALAS, Escobal, Goldcorp, Minera San Rafael, MiningWatch Canada, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources|

Source: Center for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (CALAS) - MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)(Guatemala City/Ottawa) On Wednesday, a Guatemalan judge decided that Tahoe’s former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, should stand trial for his role in a shooting attack on peaceful protesters in April of last year.On April [...]

Un vistazo al futuro? Mapas comunitarios muestran el potencial de Tahoe Resources para ampliar operaciones mineras

By | December 9th, 2014|CODIDENA, Comité en Defensa de la Vida y la Paz, consulta comunitaria, defensa del territorio, Escobal, Jalapa, Kevin McArthur, Minera San Rafael, mineria, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources, Xinka|

Click here for English.  Los mapas que se encuentran abajo son parte de un proceso colectivo de las comunidades afectadas por la minería, con el objetivo de ampliar el conocimiento sobre las licencias de exploración y explotación sobre los departamentos de Santa Rosa, Jalapa y Jutiapa. La iniciativa fue impulsada por las comunidades y organizaciones [...]