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Announcement regarding Breaking the Silence Coffee

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network wishes to announce that for the year 2017-2018 the Breaking the Silence label of Just Us! certified fair trade and organic coffee will contain roasted coffee beans purchased from ASOBAGRI, a Guatemala cooperative in Barillas, Huehuetenango. This is necessary because Just Us! is unable to purchase organic green beans [...]

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Press Release: Lawsuit against Tahoe Resources cleared for trial in Canada, ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ with regard to risks

 June 12, 2017 (Ottawa/Oakland/Tatamagouche/Toronto/Washington D.C.) An investor alert released today warns that historic developments in the lawsuit against Tahoe Resources in Canada is just one indicator of serious risks surrounding its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. On Thursday, June 8th, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Tahoe Resources leave to appeal, clearing the way for [...]

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British Columbia Securities Commission Asked to Investigate Mining Company’s Failure to Disclose Material Facts to Investors

Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) – Network in Solidarity with Guatemala (NISGUA) – Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) – MiningWatch Canada – Diocesan Committee in Defense of Nature (CODIDENA) (Guatemala City/Oakland/Toronto/Ottawa/Tatamagouche) – While a civil lawsuit moves forward in British Columbia courts against Tahoe Resources for violence at its Escobal mine in Guatemala, [...]

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Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to investigate murder of environmental defender by over 2900 concerned individuals from 59 different countries

Press release May 17, 2017 (Guatemala/Oakland, CA/Tatamagouche, NS) — On Wednesday, a letter was delivered to the Public Prosecutor’s office in Guatemala on behalf of more than 2,900 people requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso Pacheco and the attacks against her father, Alex Reynoso. Topacio, an environmental activist [...]

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Letter of Solidarity to Commemorate Attack at Escobal Mine Four Years Ago

To view a copy of the letter in Spanish, see here. April 27, 2017 Compañeros in this struggle, Today we commemorate four years since the attack against you by Alberto Rotondo and the security of the Escobal mine, owned by Tahoe Resources. Today we recognize that to date, there still is no justice. Also, as [...]

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