Organizations call out U.S. support for embattled Tahoe Resources

June 13, 2018 • Ellen Moore
On July 5th, 2017 the Guatemalan Supreme Court ordered the provisional suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine over failure to consult with indigenous Xinka people. Later that same month, Tahoe began a lobbying campaign to pressure Guatemalan authorities, including… More »

Group letter to U.S. Guatemalan Embassy re Tahoe Intervention

June 12, 2018

San Rafael Las Flores

Opposition to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine Vea abajo para información en Español. Tahoe Resources is a Canadian mining company headquartered in Reno, NV that has consistently undermined impacted communities’ right to consultation and consent, in order to impose the Escobal… More »

Guatemalan Court Keeps Tahoe Resources Mine Suspended, Orders Presentation of Further Documentation

March 14, 2018 • Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada

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Guatemalan Communities Denounce Tahoe Resources

February 22, 2018 • Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada, NISGUA

Tahoe Resources Lobbies U.S., Canada to Intervene Over Guatemala Court Decision to Suspend Escobal Mine

August 31, 2017 • Ellen Moore
The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada, Earthworks and Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala(NISGUA). Tahoe Resources is lobbying U.S. and Canadian authorities to intervene on its behalf following a July decision by Guatemala’s Supreme Court to temporarily suspend… More »

Police brutally dismantle peaceful mining resistance in Guatemala

June 19, 2014 • Shreema Mehta

Since March 2012, community members of  San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc have sustained a blockade of El Tambor gold mine in Guatemala. Known as “La Puya,” they have successfully blocked development of the mine despite repeated harassment, eviction attempts and even violence.

In May 2014, Guatemalan police officers laid siege to La Puya, standing guard as contractors of Kappes, Cassidy & Associates, the US company that currently holds the concession to the mine, brought in mining equipment.

New Report: Murders of Environmental Activists on the Rise

June 26, 2012 • Nick Magel

Last week Global Witness released the report, A Hidden Crisis?, documenting the murders of environmental activists around the world. The report examines reported killings of journalist, activists, and community members that have been killed because of their involvement in the defense of the environment. Spanning back to 2002, the report finds that 711 people have been killed in the last decade, or more than one person a week. The report paints a stark picture of the threats community members are facing as the mining industry, logging, and cattle ranching look to develop new lands. Killings have skyrocketed in the past years. Global Witness reports that there were over 106 murders in 2011 alone.