Guatemalan communities are saying no to Tahoe Resources – US and Canadian investors should too!

Guatemalan communities are saying no to Tahoe Resources – U.S. and Canadian investors should too!  In January 2014, U.S. and Canadian listed mining company Tahoe Resources, began production on the Escobal silver mine located in southeastern Guatemala despite broad-based opposition, as well as ongoing violence and repression. The Escobal mine is Tahoe’s only project. Goldcorp, … Continue reading

Sixteen-year old girl murdered in violence associated with Tahoe Resources’ mine, Canada Pension Plan urged to divest

Sixteen-year old girl murdered in violence associated with Tahoe Resources’ mine, Canada Pension Plan urged to divest Thursday, May 08, 2014 (Ottawa/Toronto) A sixteen year old Guatemalan girl, Topacio Reynoso, was murdered on April 13, 2014 near her home town of Mataquescuintla, Guatemala where she was head of a youth movement against mining. Her father, … Continue reading

Tell Guatemalan Authorities: NO Extraction License for Tahoe Resources

Tell Guatemalan Authorities: NO Extraction License for Tahoe Resources   Just over a year ago, we asked for your help to protect the wellbeing of communities in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, by contacting the Guatemalan Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to halt the licensing of a silver mining project owned by the Canadian … Continue reading

International Sign-On Letter Attracts Goldcorp’s Attention, Holds Firm

–Español abajo– On October 21, we received a letter from Goldcorp, contesting some of the points made in our international sign-on letter to the President of Guatemala. Our letter calls on President Colom to implement the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and suspend operations at the Marlin mine. We have responded to Goldcorp by … Continue reading

112 Organizations from 16 Countries Ask Colom to Implement Precautionary Measures

The letter asking for compliance with the precautionary measures recommended by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was presented to the Presidential Office of the Republic on November 15th, 2010. The final letter had the support of 112 national and international organizations with representation from 16 different countries. Members of FREDEMI (the Frente de Defensa … Continue reading