Indigenous Leaders in British Columbia and Guatemala Demand that Mining Companies Respect their Self-Determination at Home and Abroad

November 21, 2019
(((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C): Representatives of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the Xinka Indigenous Parliament of Guatemala joined forces Wednesday night to call on Canadian mining companies to respect Indigenous rights no… More »

Discrimination against Xinka puts consultation on Escobal mine at risk

September 12, 2019 • Ellen Moore
A year in, the consultation process with indigenous Xinka people over Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine is at risk after the Guatemalan government excludes Xinka from the process. Last week, Guatemalan communities celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Constitutional Court… More »

REPORT: Guatemalan government discriminates against Xinka, puts Escobal mine consultation at risk

September 12, 2019

Plaintiffs Conclude Lawsuit with Pan American Silver over 2013 Shooting in Guatemala

July 31, 2019
(Guatemala City, Ottawa, Washington D.C.) — On Tuesday, lawyers representing four Guatemalan members of the peaceful resistance to the Escobal mine announced the conclusion of the precedent-setting lawsuit against Tahoe Resources, recently acquired by Pan American Silver. The lawsuit, filed… More »

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Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 • BTS RES | Earthworks | Institute for Policy Studies Global Economy Project | Mining Justice Alliance | Mining Injustice Solidarity Network | MiningWatch Canada | NISGUA | Sum of Us
(Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal… More »

Over 200 organizations denounce multimillion dollar suit brought by U.S. mining firm against Guatemala

April 24, 2019 • Earthworks | CIEL | IPS | MiningWatch Canada | PLANevada
Today, a letter signed by 227 Guatemalan and international networks and organizations was delivered to Guatemalan authorities and the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala. The letter denounces the US$300 million-dollar suit that the U.S. mining company Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA)… More »

227 organizaciones internacionales denuncian la demanda multi millonaria de compañía minera estadounidense contra Guatemala

April 24, 2019

227 International groups denounce US mining company’s multi-million dollar claim against Guatemala

April 24, 2019