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Preguntas duras sin respuestas de Pan American Silver

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Read in English Por más de una década, el pueblo Xinka afectado por la mina Escobal ha permanecido en resistencia permanente contra proyectos mineros para proteger su territorio, su agua, su cosmovisión, y su modo de vida ancestral. Esta oposición… More »
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Tough questions and no answers from Pan American Silver

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Leer en español For nearly a decade, Xinka people affected by the Escobal silver mine have been struggling to protect their land, water and way of life from mining. Their sustained opposition, and a court order suspending the mine, drove… More »
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Xinka people of Guatemala and thousands of international supporters demand answers from Pan American Silver

May 6, 2020
Canadian mining company Pan American Silver is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Vancouver, with a small group of company insiders in the room and limited phone access for others. But despite the challenges of being heard, Guatemalan… More »
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Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »
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Revolving Door Raises Concern about Corporate influence over Escobal Mine Consultation

February 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Update, Feb 12 2020: Since this blog was originally posted on Feb 10, Pan American Silver communicated with Earthworks to state that Juan José Cabrera Alonso no longer works for its subsidiary, Minera San Rafael. The fact that Cabrera stepped… More »
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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 »
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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 »
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REPORT: Guatemalan government discriminates against Xinka, puts Escobal mine consultation at risk

September 12, 2019
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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 »
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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 »
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227 organizaciones internacionales denuncian la demanda multi millonaria de compañía minera estadounidense contra Guatemala

April 24, 2019
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227 International groups denounce US mining company’s multi-million dollar claim against Guatemala

April 24, 2019
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Organizations denounce death threats against lawyer representing Xinka Parliament in consultation over Escobal mine

March 28, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On March 15, the Xinka Parliament denounced ongoing non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order on consultation, as well as threats and intimidations against Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, lawyer for the Xinka Parliament. The Xinka Parliament was accompanied by representatives of… More »