Immediately following police violence on Thursday, community members return to peaceful encampment in Casillas

On Thursday, June 22, riot police used tear gas to disperse communities protesting the negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. For three weeks, representatives from six municipalities neighboring the mine have maintained a peaceful encampment along the highway in the town of Casillas, 15 kilometers from the entrance to the Escobal project. Stopping only mine-related traffic, they are denouncing the serious environmental impacts mining is having on the region, including the drying of up of wells in the area [...]

Los miembros de la comunidad regresan a un campamento pacífico en Casillas, inmediatamente después de la violencia policial el jueves

El jueves 22 de junio, la policía antidisturbios utilizó gases lacrimógenos para dispersar a las comunidades que protestaban contra los impactos negativos del proyecto minero Escobal de Tahoe Resources. Durante tres semanas, representantes de seis municipios vecinos han tomado la decisión de detener sólo el tráfico relacionado con la empresa minera, a 15 kilómetros de la entrada de las instalaciones. Se encuentran allí en un campamento pacífico, denunciando los graves impactos ambientales que está teniendo la minería en la región, [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Police use violence against community members during a peaceful demonstration against Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine

Since June 7, communities have maintained a 24-hour encampment along the highway in the municipality of Casillas, 15 kilometers from the Escobal mine of U.S.-Canadian company Tahoe Resources. Blocking only mine-related traffic, they are denouncing the negative impacts they experience on a daily basis since Tahoe Resources came to the region. In prior statements published by the resistance movement, they denounce constant tremors stemming from mining activities, continuous heavy-equipment traffic, and increasing environmental impacts of the Escobal project, including the [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Statement from the peaceful resistance to Tahoe’s Escobal mine, currently blocking mine-related traffic in Casillas

For more than five years, communities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala have opposed the project operating in their territories. Through 18 community and municipal referenda, multiple legal actions, and different sits-ins, encampments, and protests, impacted communities continue to show that Tahoe Resources has no social license for its project. Most recently, residents of the municipality of Casillas and surrounding municipalities began a demonstration along the main road of Casillas - 15 kilometers from the Escobal mine. This direct action is meant [...]

Communities maintain peaceful demonstration in protest of negative impacts of Tahoe Resources’ mine in Guatemala

Featured photo credit: Jorge Tobías Pineda Herrera Since June 7, 2017, communities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala have maintained a 24-hour peaceful protest of mine-related traffic. They are denouncing the constant tremors they believe are the result of mining activities, the constant heavy truck traffic, and the increasing environmental impacts of the project, including the drying up of water sources. Communities immediately surrounding the Escobal mine and others as far as the municipality of Casillas, have consistently [...]

Demanda contra Tahoe Resources en Canadá obtiene visto bueno para ir a juicio, se considera la punta del iceberg con respecto a riesgos

12 de junio de 2017 (Ottawa/Oakland/Tatamagouche/Toronto/Washington D.C.) El lunes se emitió una alerta para inversionistas advirtiendo que los históricos desarrollos con respecto a la demanda contra Tahoe Resources en Canadá es tan sólo uno de los indicadores de serios riesgos en relación a su mina argentífera Escobal en Guatemala. El jueves 8 de junio, el Tribunal Supremo de Canadá rechazó la apelación de Tahoe Resources, despejando así el camino para que una demanda civil contra la empresa avance a la [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources cleared for trial in Canada, ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ with regard to risks 

June 12, 2017 (Ottawa/Oakland/Tatamagouche/Toronto/Washington D.C.) An investor alert released today warns that historic developments in the lawsuit against Tahoe Resources in Canada is just one indicator of serious risks surrounding its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. On Thursday, June 8th, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Tahoe Resources leave to appeal, clearing the way for a civil lawsuit against the company to move to trial in British Columbia over violence at its project in Guatemala. The investor alert was released [...]

Six police officers on duty when former head of security for Escobal mine fled house arrest sentenced to multiple years in prison

Featured photo credit: CALAS With files from the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network.  On June 1, Guatemala trial Judge Verónica Ruíz convicted six members of the National Civil Police for breach of duty. All six officers were responsible for the custody of Alberto Rotondo Dall’orso, former head of security for Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine, who was under house arrest in his apartment in Guatemala City and went missing in late November 2015. Rotondo was initially arrested in April 2013 in [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Se solicita a la Comisión de Valores de Columbia Británica investigar a minera por no revelar información sustancial a inversionistas

Comunicado de Prensa (CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA/OAKLAND/TORONTO/OTTAWA/TATAMAGOUCHE) – Mientras en los tribunales de Columbia Británica avanza una demanda civil contra Tahoe Resources por violencia es su mina Escobal en Guatemala, organizaciones de derechos humanos instan a reguladores de la Superintendencia de la Bolsa de Valores de la provincia de Columbia Británica, Canadá a investigar a la empresa por no revelar información, referente a la oposición comunitaria y violaciones a los derechos humanos cerca de la mina, que podría afectar la participación [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

British Columbia Securities Commission Asked to Investigate Mining Company’s Failure to Disclose Material Facts to Investors

Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) – Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) – Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) – MiningWatch Canada – Diocesan Committee in Defense of Nature (CODIDENA) (Guatemala City/Oakland/Toronto/Ottawa/Tatamagouche) – While a civil lawsuit moves forward in British Columbia courts against Tahoe Resources for violence at its Escobal mine in Guatemala, advocacy organizations are calling on BC securities regulators to investigate the company for failure to disclose material information relating to community opposition [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments