Solidarity Update: Special focus on Tahoe Resources

News recap: A strong grassroots movement continues to resist Tahoe Resources; Six police officers tasked with the custody of Tahoe's former head of security found guilty on charges related to his escape; Supreme Court of Canada gives way for Tahoe Resources to face civil suit in Canada for violence; Youth activist [...]

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 [...]

2020-01-01T21:25:41+00:00June 8th, 2017|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Tahoe Resources’ Former Security Manager Turns Fugitive

(Guatemala City/Ottawa/Tatamagouche) On Monday, plaintiffs in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources’ former security manager, Alberto Rotondo, were informed that he had escaped police custody. Rotondo is accused of having ordered private security guards to attack peaceful protestors outside the Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala on April 27, 2013, [...]

2019-12-27T18:40:24+00:00December 1st, 2015|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Surgen preguntas preocupantes sobre el equipo de seguridad militarizada de Tahoe Resources en base de transcripciones de escuchas telefónicas

Fuente: Amnistía Internacional Canadá – AlertaMinera Canadá – Red en Solidaridad con el Pueblo de Guatemala (NISGUA) 7 de abril, 2015 (Ciudad de Guatemala/Ottawa/Vancouver) Han salido a la luz pública las transcripciones de las escuchas telefónicas del exjefe de la seguridad de la empresa minera Tahoe Resources, Alberto Rodondo, [...]

2019-12-25T01:27:20+00:00May 11th, 2015|defensa del territorio, Escobal (ESP)|

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

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 [...]

2019-12-27T18:41:14+00:00April 7th, 2015|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

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

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 [...]

2019-12-27T18:41:29+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

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

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 [...]

2019-12-27T18:41:45+00:00December 18th, 2014|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Tens of Thousands Oppose Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Project in Guatemala

Please show your support for mining-affected communities in the area of Tahoe's Escobal project! Take action with this online petition directed at President, CEO and Director of Tahoe Resources, Kevin McArthur. (Versión original en español abajo) (Guatemala City/Ottawa) Contrary to Tahoe Resources’ recent claims, tens of thousands of people oppose [...]

2019-12-27T17:34:54+00:00December 24th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Take action: Tell Tahoe Resources to pack its bags and leave Guatemala!

The time has come to support community resistance to the Escobal mine by echoing their voices internationally.  Take Action! Write Kevin McArthur, President of Tahoe Resources, to demand the company respect communities' right to self-determination and leave Guatemala! Since communities surrounding Tahoe Resource's Escobal silver mine first organized community [...]

2019-12-27T18:50:19+00:00October 24th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Querellantes guatemaltecos celebran la efectiva suspensión de la licencia otorgada a Tahoe Resources

(Ottawa/Ciudad de Guatemala) El martes pasado, la Sala Primera de la Corte de Apelaciones del Ramo Civil y Mercantil notificó al Centro de Acción Legal Ambiental y Social (calas) su aceptación del recurso relacionado con la licencia de producción de Tahoe Resources para el proyecto Escobal de esta empresa. [...]

2019-12-25T01:28:46+00:00August 9th, 2013|defensa del territorio, Escobal (ESP)|

Guatemalan complainants celebrate effective suspension of Tahoe Resources license

CALAS and the Xinca Parliament announce the suspension of Tahoe Resources' mining license on Wednesday morning. Photo: Prensa Libre (Ottawa/Guatemala City) On Tuesday, the Civil and Mercantile Division of Guatemala’s First Court of Appeals notified the Centre for Environmental and Social Legal Action (CALAS) that it is upholding an [...]

2019-12-27T18:42:52+00:00July 25th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|