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Activists Call for Protection of Xinka Leaders Participating in Escobal Mine Consultation

August 18, 2021
Today six U.S. and Canadian human rights and environmental organizations filed a letter with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) supporting a request to extend precautionary measures for activists opposed to the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The mine has faced strong local… More »
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More than 190 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine in Guatemala

January 21, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Today, Earthworks joins more than 190 organizations in denouncing an armed attack against Guatemalan land defender Julio David González Arango, a leader in the peaceful resistance to Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine. Julio was shot and wounded on January 16… More »
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Report: Advances in Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

December 21, 2020 • Ellen Moore
More than two years after the court ordered a consultation with the Xinka Indigenous people over the future of the Escobal silver mine, the process has yet to move beyond the first stage. Political and constitutional crises, as well as… More »
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Consultation at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis

December 21, 2020 • EARTHWORKS | IPS - GLOBAL ECONOMY PROGRAM MARITIMES-GUATEMALA BREAKING THE SILENCE NETWORK

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Los avances en la consulta sobre la mina Escobal se ven ensombrecidos por la crisis constitucional

December 21, 2020
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El Parlamento Xinka anuncia avance importante en el proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal, rechaza la mala fe de Pan American Silver

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
In English El 15 de octubre, el Parlamento del Pueblo Xinka anunció que las autoridades del gobierno guatemalteco han aceptado finalmente sus representantes elegidos para participar en un proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal. Junto con otros acuerdos, esto… More »
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Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
En Español On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the Escobal silver mine. Along with other agreements, this breakthrough could allow the court-ordered process… More »
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Attacks on the rise during COVID-19 against Xinka leaders opposed to the Escobal mine

August 26, 2020 • Ellen Moore
More than 90 Guatemalan and international organizations signed a letter calling on Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor to fully investigate an increase in attacks against members of the Xinka Parliament and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa, since the… More »
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La injusticia minera a través del arbitraje internacional: Contrarrestando los argumentos de Kappes, Cassiday & Asociados sobre su proyecto de oro en Guatemala

August 24, 2020
24 de agosto de 2020 – Un nuevo informe expone las omisiones y tergiversaciones en la demanda de una empresa minera estadounidense por más de 400 millones de dólares en contra del gobierno guatemalteco. Publicado hoy, La injusticia minera a… More »
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New Report: Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in Guatemala

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
Aug 24 – A new report exposes omissions and misrepresentations in a Nevada-based mining company’s more than $400 million suit against the Guatemalan government. Released today, Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in… More »
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La injusticia minera a través del arbitraje internacional

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
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Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
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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 »