Tahoe on Trial: Communities rise up to defend land and life

When Tahoe Resources bought the rights to the Escobal project from Goldcorp Inc. in 2009, it acquired more than a silver mine. The Canadian and U.S.-owned company also acquired Goldcorp’s legacy of imposition and violation of rights with collaboration from state and private security. Tahoe’s Escobal mine has depended on a legion of private security forces, […]

Commemorating 10 years of community consultations in defense of land and life

A Guatemalan movement for self-determination using ancestral organizing against resource extraction and exploitation.

For generations, indigenous communities in Guatemala have held consultations to make decisions on issues affecting their people and their lands. While the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996 facilitated the adoption of national laws and international agreements that recognized the particular rights of […]

Exercising rights: Communities Defend Territory

During the past year, conflict around Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver mine has intensified. So, too, has the resistance. Community leaders from San Rafael Las Flores demand that the consultations be respected where communities have voted against resource extraction activities on their lands.