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Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

Seven Guatemalan men have filed a civil lawsuit in a Vancouver court against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. for injuries they suffered last year when the miner’s security personnel opened fire on them at close range.

UN urges talks following violent Guatemala mining protest

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 2, 2014
UN urges talks following violent Guatemala mining protest

A local resistance movement has been trying to stop development of El Tambor gold mine.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2014
Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine reaches commercial production

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2014
Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine reaches commercial production

Analysts say it could soon become one of the world’s largest producers of the precious metal.

Tahoe reports quarterly earnings after Escobal's first production

Ana Komnenic | November 12, 2013
Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

Tahoe expects to ramp-up to full production of 3,500 tonnes per day by the first quarter of 2014.

Tahoe wants to put the record straight on Guatemala mine

MINING.com Editor | September 6, 2013
Tahoe wants to put the record straight on Guatemala mine

The mine is expected to produce 20 million ounces a year when it goes into operation next year, but the project has been plagued by violence and unrest.

Guatemalan appeals court challenges Tahoe’s Escobal mine license

MINING.com Editor | July 24, 2013
Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

The ruling was announced around 11:30 am ET in a press conference held by a local environmentalist group.

Canadian HudBay could face Guatemalan lawsuits at home

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2013
Canadian HudBay could face Guatemalan lawsuits at home

The three lawsuits against the miner over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project will be allowed to proceed in Canada.

Tahoe says Guatemala ban on new licenses won't affect silver project

Frik Els | July 10, 2013
Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

Central American nation is rewriting mining law and wants to suspend new mining and exploration licences for two years.

Ontario Securities Commission asked to probe Tahoe Resources for alleged violence in Guatemala

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 3, 2013
Ontario Securities Commission asked to probe Tahoe Resources for alleged violence in Guatemala

Company's staff faces claims of obstructing justice and ordering to shoot protestors.

Australian miners to invest $140bn in Latin America, but region disappoints

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 29, 2013
Australian miners to invest $140bn in Latin America, but region disappoints

The five main investment-grade markets — Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia— have been expanding below projections or showing signs of weakness.

Guatemala declares state of emergency over anti-mining riots

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 2, 2013
Guatemala declares state of emergency over anti-mining riots

Protesters are up in arms against Tahoe Resources' Escobal flagship project.

Mining license for Canada's Tahoe Resources in Guatemala did not consider murder probe pending

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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.

Latin America chooses mining investment over environment: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 25, 2013
Australian miners to invest $140bn in Latin America, but region disappoints

Study reveals some Latin American countries are racing to attract foreign investors eager to cash in on natural resources.

Fraser Institute ranks Finland and Sweden top mining destinations

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 28, 2013
Fraser Institute ranks Finland and Sweden top mining destinations

Meanwhile try avoiding Indonesia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Guatemala, Philippines, and Greece, says Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

Fresh protests against Eldorado Gold’s Hellas mine in Greece

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2013
Eldorado Gold Greece

Citizens’ groups, backed by the radical leftist party Syriza that is now the second largest group in parliament, have been trying to wreck the project since 2011, when Eldorado was granted its exploration licence.

Goldcorp's mine in El Salvador a ‘threat’ to human rights: government

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2013
Goldcorp's mine in El Salvador a ‘threat’ to human rights: government

Country wants the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to help it stop Goldcorp's Cerro Blanco project.

Canada’s Goldcorp operations in Guatemala under the microscope

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 25, 2012
Canada’s Goldcorp operations in Guatemala under the microscope

An in-depth documentary by AlJazeera TV analyses the main human rights and environmental claims against the miner.

FUN BREAK: Geologist unmasks Mayan ‘apocalypse’ myth

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 22, 2012
Geologist unmasks Mayan ‘apocalypse’ myth

Doomsayers may surely be relieved to read the latest posts by geologist Wayne Sedawie, who for years has travelled and investigated ancient Mayan sites, as he explains why the end of the world is not a month away.

Tahoe reports civil unrest from outsiders at its Guatemala’s Escobal silver mine

MINING.com News | September 19, 2012
Ontario Securities Commission asked to probe Tahoe Resources for alleged violence in Guatemala

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.

Guatemala seeks 40% stake of all mining companies

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 28, 2012
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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.

Guatemala's Escobal Mine to become one of the top silver projects in the world: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 24, 2012
Ontario Securities Commission asked to probe Tahoe Resources for alleged violence in Guatemala

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 Guatemalan farmers protest mining projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2012

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.

Tahoe Drilling further expands known Escobal mineralization

Marketwire - Mining and Metals | November 14, 2011

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.

Guatemalans risk lives to "mine" metals from garbage dump

Andrew Topf | November 4, 2011
garbage dump

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 announces new La Luna zinc-lead-silver project in Guatemala

EMoneyDaily | September 14, 2011
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Firestone Ventures Inc.(CVE:FV) reported high-grade zinc-lead-silver results from "La Luna" project, 80 km north of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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