Protesters are up in arms against Tahoe Resources' Escobal flagship project.
After more than two years of delay, the Guatemalan Minister of Energy and Mines (MEM) announced it had approved the exploitation license for Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala.
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Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources Inc. said Wednesday construction activities on the power line for the Escobal silver project in Guatemala were disrupted by a mob intent on forcing the company to end construction.
Like most of Latin America, Guatemala is to increase control over natural resources, with President Otto Perez Molina proposing a Constitutional reform that will make possible for the for the government to acquire up to 40% of the mining and exploration companies operating in the country.
With a total investment of $406 million, Canadian based mining exploration company Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO), through its subsidiary Minera San Rafael SA, could become one of the largest silver producers in the world thanks to its El Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala, approximately 70 kilometres from Guatemala City.
Thousands of indigenous farmers protest in Guatemala City against mining and hydroelectric projects close to their villages. This is the first march of aboriginals during the government of Otto Perez, who assumed on January 14, for a period of four years.
VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwire – Nov 14, 2011) – Tahoe Resources Inc. (Tahoe or the Company) (TSX: THO) is pleased to announce new drilling results from the Escobal project in southeast Guatemala. This update demonstrates significant expansion of known mineralized zones and provides continued optimism for deeper geologic upside at the project.
It seems that Guatemala's poor will go to extreme lengths for the chance to find valuable precious metals.
The Associated Press reports that hundreds of people regularly search for jewelry and scraps of metal among the trash that spills from a drainage tunnel into Guatemala City's main landfill:
Every day, about 300 hike to the bottom of the ravine and wade into the water in search of rings and bracelets made of silver or gold. The water sifts and carries away the lighter garbage, leaving heavy metals on the stream bed.
Firestone Ventures Inc.(CVE:FV) reported high-grade zinc-lead-silver results from "La Luna" project, 80 km north of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
HudBay Minerals (TSX: HBM)(NYSE: HBM) announced on Friday that it had completed the sale of the Fenix ferro-nickel project in Guatemala to the Solway Group for $170 million. HudBay will receive US$140 million in cash at closing and will receive US$30 …
Rosa Elbira Coc Ich and ten other indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi' women filed a lawsuit today against Canadian mining companies HMI Nickel, and its corporate owner, HudBay Minerals, regarding mining-related gang-rapes suffered by them near a Canadian owned mining site in …
Tahoe Resources is one step closer to mining for silver in Guatemala. The Vancouver-based explorer said Wednesday it has received an environmental permit needed to begin underground mining at its Escobal project in Guatemala. "Over two years of base-line environmental …
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