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Senator Heller is lobbying on behalf of Tahoe Resources

Despite clear and constant community opposition to Tahoe's Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala, Senator Heller continues to back the company.

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"Youth in Defense of Land and Life"

Guatemalan activist and environmental defender Alex Escobar Prado joined us on tour in the U.S. from October 9 - 25, 2017. Stay tuned for reflections on the many important moments of cross-border organizing!
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