Current Events in Guatemala

Murder of Adolfo Chon Pacay, community member supported by Rabinal Legal Clinic (Bufete)

Adolfo Chon Pacay, community member from Dos Fuentes in Panima, Purulha, Baja Verapaz was assasinated on Friday, July 20. The community has been supported by the Asociacion Bufete Juridico Popular in Rabinal for the last few years. The land owner claims ownership to about 200 caballerias of land, but until recently the community still had [...]

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Murder of Estuardo Quevedo, activist against the Escobal Mine

Estuardo Quevedo was murdered on Thursday, July 12 in the community of Salitre, Santa Rosa de Lima. He was an active member in the resistance against the Tahoe Resources Escobal Mine and was the point person for one of Casillas’ groups taking turns at the Constitutional Court, where there has been a permanente encampment since [...]

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Update and Resources of Resistances to Canadian Mining in Guatemala

By Lisa Rankin, BTS Co-Coordinator A lot has been happening over the past few weeks in Guatemala regarding community resistance to Canadian mining companies. Here I have complied some brief updates and links for further updates to keep folks informed. Please also take action following the link! As events are constantly unfolding, please check out [...]

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Smear campaign launched against opponents to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal project, after mine licenses suspended

The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). See the original article here: http://nisgua.org/smear-campaign-launched-against-opponents-to-tahoe-resources-escobal-project-after-mine-licenses-suspended/ Take action here! Following the suspension of two of Tahoe Resources’ mine licenses in Guatemala on July 5, Tahoe Resources’ suppliers, workers and the Guatemalan Industrial Association have engaged in [...]

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