Complaint asks for investigation into Tahoe Resources after wiretap evidence implicates employees in violence at Escobal mine

On Saturday April 27, mine security at Tahoe Resources' Escobal project opened fire on community members peacefully gathered outside the mine site. Six men were shot and seriously injured. This incident set of a chain of events, eventually resulting in the declaration of a state of siege in four [...]

2019-12-27T18:43:06+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Guatemalan government declares state of siege in municipalities surrounding Tahoe Escobal mine

During the early hours of Thursday, May 2, one day after the first anniversary of the state of siege in Santa Cruz de Barillas, Huehuetenango, the Guatemalan government declared another state of siege in four municipalities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. The imposition of martial law comes less than one [...]

2018-01-16T15:22:46+00:00May 3rd, 2013|defensa del territorio, Escobal|

Mining license approved in wake of violence, investigation into murder pending

Today, NISGUA and the International Coalition against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA), presented a petition with over 4,000 signatures to Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz asking her to launch an investigation into the murder of Xinca leader Exaltación Marcos Ucelo. Ucelo was abducted, together with three other [...]

2019-12-27T18:43:22+00:00April 8th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Licencia minera aprobada en contexto de violencia, pendiente investigación sobre asesinato

Hoy NISGUA y La Coalición internacional contra la minería injusta en Guatemala  (CAMIGUA) presentaron una petición con más de 4000 firmas a la Fiscal General Claudia Paz y Paz pidiendo que ella se realice una investigación sobre la muerte del líder Xinca, Exaltación Marcos Ucelo. Ucelo regresaba de una consulta [...]

2019-12-25T01:23:13+00:00April 8th, 2013|defensa del territorio, Escobal (ESP)|

Exploitation License Granted for Tahoe Resources Escobal Project in Context of Escalating Violence

Communities in the departments of Santa Rosa and Jalapa have been peacefully resisting the proposed Escobal silver mine, operated by Minera San Rafael, Guatemalan Subsidiary of Canada's Tahoe Resources for more than three years. Since 2011, residents have carried out eight community consultations in which more than 35,000 people [...]

2019-12-27T18:30:48+00:00April 5th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Genocide on Trial, Day 6: “What I came here to share, I felt it in the living flesh, in my bones.”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.The first [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:20+00:00March 27th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Take Action! Sign Petition on Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine

Participe en la acción urgente dirigida a Goldcorp - Versión en españolCanadian mining company with U.S. investors could leave indigenous communities with multi-million dollar bill to pay.We need your support to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples affected by mining in Guatemala's western highlands.On April 26, Goldcorp will hold [...]

2020-01-01T21:08:53+00:00April 20th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

FREDEMI Denounces Intimidation – FREDEMI denuncia persecución

Español abajo FREDEMI: Public denunciation of the persecution against defenders of land and collective rights: the persecution of Gregoria Crisanta Pérez  On Wednesday August 31st at approximately 3:30 pm in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Ms. Gregoria Crisanta Pérez was leaving the village of Máquivil on her way to her home in [...]

2019-12-27T19:39:05+00:00September 8th, 2011|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

Se presenta estudio sobre los costos para el cierre de la Mina Marlin

Steve Laudeman.  Según el texto del estudio, Laudeman es "Ingeniero geologo y civil con 21 años de experiencia en materiales peligrosos, manejo de residuos, construcción de carreteras, minas y canteras, e infraestructura para reservas naturales".Graham HuntEl 27 de julio, 2011, se presentó en la Ciudad de Guatemala el estudio "Asuntos [...]

2019-12-27T19:41:05+00:00July 28th, 2011|defensa del territorio, Huehuetenango - ESP|

Study presented regarding costs related to closing the Marlin Mine

Steve Laudeman.  According to the text of the study, Laudeman is "A geological and civil engineer with 21 years of experience in dangerous materials, management of residues, construction of highways, mines and quarries, as well as infrastructure for nature reserves."Graham HuntOn July 27, 2011, in Guatemala City, the study "Issues [...]

2019-12-27T19:41:16+00:00July 28th, 2011|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

Violencia subraya la necesidad para una suspensión temporaria de la mina Marlin de Goldcorp

En la siguiente carte dirigida a las autoridades Guatemalecas y Goldcorp Inc., la Coalición en contra la Minería Injusta de Guatemala (CAMIGUA) expresa su profunda preocupación en relación a los informes sobre la violencia ocurrida el 28 de febrero de 2011 en la municipalidad de San Miguel Ixtahuacán. CAMIGUA entiende [...]

2020-01-01T21:12:38+00:00March 9th, 2011|defensa del territorio, Huehuetenango - ESP|

Violence Near Goldcorp Mine in Guatemala Underscores Need for Mine Suspension

In the following letter to Guatemalan authorities and Goldcorp Inc., the Coalition Against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA) expresses its profound concern following reports of violence in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán. CAMIGUA believes that the recent incident underscores an urgent need for the Guatemalan government to fully implement [...]

2020-01-01T21:12:48+00:00March 9th, 2011|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|