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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 »
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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 »
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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
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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. For more than… More »
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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
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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 »
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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 »