Xinka Communities Mobilize to Denounce Non-Compliance with Court-Ordered Consultation over Escobal Mine

February 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, more than 500 Xinka Indigenous People and communities in resistance from Jutiapa, Jalapa and Santa Rosa marched through Guatemala City to protest delays and non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order to consult with the Xinka Indigenous people over… More »

Statement From The Authorities Of The Xinka People Regarding The Ministry Of Energy And Mines Non-compliance With The Constitutional Court Order

February 27, 2019

International organizations speak out on multimillion-dollar claim against Guatemala over failed mine at ‘La Puya’

January 31, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Earthworks and international allies spoke out today in support of communities under threat from a $300 million dollar claim filed by US mining company, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) in December 2018 against the State of Guatemala. Since 2011, the… More »

Organizaciones internacionales denuncian demanda de empresa minera estadounidense en contra de Guatemala

January 31, 2019

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Statement: International Groups Denounce US Mining Company’s Claim Against Guatemala

January 31, 2019 • Earthworks

Peaceful Resistance of La Puya responds to international arbitration filed against Guatemala

December 21, 2018 • Ellen Moore
“A threat to the life of the ecosystems in the area and the quality of human life.” This is how the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya describes the Progreso VII Derivada gold mine in a recent statement after news broke… More »

Pan American Silver poised to buy huge trouble with acquisition of Escobal mine

December 1, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Image Left: MSR campaign “Let’s flip the tortilla!”, denounced by the Xinka Parliament as violating the free nature of the consultation process, depicts the current situation of the Escobal mine, including riot police, use of force, and government corruption. Photo credit: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network… More »

Statement from the Xinka Parliament denouncing Caritá Politica’s “mediation service” on behalf of Tahoe Resources

November 19, 2018

Comunicado del Parlamento Xinka denunciando “servicio de mediación” de Caritá Politica impulsado por Tahoe Resources

November 19, 2018
Media Releases

Guatemala’s Highest Court Orders Tahoe’s Escobal Mine to Remain Suspended

September 4, 2018 • Earthworks et al
Late Monday night, the Guatemalan Constitutional Court ruled that [US-Canadian owned] Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine will remain suspended while the Ministry of Energy and Mines consults with the Xinka indigenous population in four municipalities, including San Rafael Las Flores, where… More »

Guatemalan communities refute Tahoe Resources kidnapping claims

August 31, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Tahoe Resources, a Canadian mining company with head offices in Reno, NV, began production at the Escobal silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores located in southeastern Guatemala in January 2014. Beginning in 2011, residents in San Rafael Las Flores,… More »
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Letter to Guatemala Attorney General regarding Ángel Estuardo Quevedo

August 2, 2018 • Earthworks et al

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