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UPDATE: Member of the Committee in Defense of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores Released

Guatemala City May 1, 2015 Last night, Roberto de Jesus Pivaral y Pivaral was release from police custody due to lack of evidence and all charges were dropped against him. Pivaral was charged with murder on April 21 (see information below). He was held for 10 days after being arrested by the National Civil Police [...]

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Tahoe Resources Continues to face Pressure in Guatemala and Abroad

February 3, 2015 Guatemala City by Jackie McVicar Today’s hearing to submit evidence in the criminal case against Tahoe Resources’ former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, was suspended until March 10 at 9am. Rotondo is accused of ordering private security to shoot 7 community activists who were peacefully protesting outside Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in [...]

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2014 Delegation Blog: March 15

March 15 Saturday – San Rafael Las Flores and Nueva Santa Rosa It is the last day of our trip. It is the last day that we as a group will be together. How sad and how unbelievable! Though it has been less than 10 days together, it feels like we have spent 10 months [...]

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For Immediate Release: Tens of Thousands Oppose Tahoe Resource’s Escobal Project in Guatemala

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 (Guatemala City/Ottawa) Contrary to Tahoe Resources’ recent claims, tens of thousands of people oppose its Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala. Repression and violence have been the outcome of company and government efforts to install the project without social support. A recent high-court decision in Guatemala reinforces the legitimacy and importance of [...]

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Silver Bullet: Canadian mine in Guatemala brings violence, militarization

First Publised in the Media Coop: http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/silver-bullet/18163 Silver Bullet Canadian mine in Guatemala brings violence, militarization by Valerie Croft   Checkpoint between San Rafael Las Flores and Mataquescuintla, during the first day of a declared state of siege in four municipalities due to a violent mining conflict in the region involving Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources. Mataquescuintla, [...]

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