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Attacks on the rise during COVID-19 against Xinka leaders opposed to the Escobal mine

August 26, 2020 • Ellen Moore
More than 90 Guatemalan and international organizations signed a letter calling on Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor to fully investigate an increase in attacks against members of the Xinka Parliament and the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa, since the… More »
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La injusticia minera a través del arbitraje internacional: Contrarrestando los argumentos de Kappes, Cassiday & Asociados sobre su proyecto de oro en Guatemala

August 24, 2020
24 de agosto de 2020 – Un nuevo informe expone las omisiones y tergiversaciones en la demanda de una empresa minera estadounidense por más de 400 millones de dólares en contra del gobierno guatemalteco. Publicado hoy, La injusticia minera a… More »
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New Report: Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in Guatemala

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
Aug 24 – A new report exposes omissions and misrepresentations in a Nevada-based mining company’s more than $400 million suit against the Guatemalan government. Released today, Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in… More »
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La injusticia minera a través del arbitraje internacional

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies

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Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
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Preguntas duras sin respuestas de Pan American Silver

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Read in English Por más de una década, el pueblo Xinka afectado por la mina Escobal ha permanecido en resistencia permanente contra proyectos mineros para proteger su territorio, su agua, su cosmovisión, y su modo de vida ancestral. Esta oposición… More »
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Tough questions and no answers from Pan American Silver

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Leer en español For nearly a decade, Xinka people affected by the Escobal silver mine have been struggling to protect their land, water and way of life from mining. Their sustained opposition, and a court order suspending the mine, drove… More »
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Xinka people of Guatemala and thousands of international supporters demand answers from Pan American Silver

May 6, 2020
Canadian mining company Pan American Silver is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Vancouver, with a small group of company insiders in the room and limited phone access for others. But despite the challenges of being heard, Guatemalan… More »
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Demand Pan American Silver Listen to Guatemalan Communities

No community consent. Militarization and violence against peaceful resistance. A mine suspended because of community opposition and a court ruling that Indigenous Xinka rights had been violated. Xinka communities want to know: Pan American Silver: Why did you buy the Escobal mine?
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Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »
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Revolving Door Raises Concern about Corporate influence over Escobal Mine Consultation

February 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Update, Feb 12 2020: Since this blog was originally posted on Feb 10, Pan American Silver communicated with Earthworks to state that Juan José Cabrera Alonso no longer works for its subsidiary, Minera San Rafael. The fact that Cabrera stepped… More »
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Indigenous Leaders in British Columbia and Guatemala Demand that Mining Companies Respect their Self-Determination at Home and Abroad

November 21, 2019
(((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C): Representatives of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the Xinka Indigenous Parliament of Guatemala joined forces Wednesday night to call on Canadian mining companies to respect Indigenous rights no… More »
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Discrimination against Xinka puts consultation on Escobal mine at risk

September 12, 2019 • Ellen Moore
A year in, the consultation process with indigenous Xinka people over Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine is at risk after the Guatemalan government excludes Xinka from the process. Last week, Guatemalan communities celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Constitutional Court… More »
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REPORT: Guatemalan government discriminates against Xinka, puts Escobal mine consultation at risk

September 12, 2019
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Plaintiffs Conclude Lawsuit with Pan American Silver over 2013 Shooting in Guatemala

July 31, 2019
(Guatemala City, Ottawa, Washington D.C.) — On Tuesday, lawyers representing four Guatemalan members of the peaceful resistance to the Escobal mine announced the conclusion of the precedent-setting lawsuit against Tahoe Resources, recently acquired by Pan American Silver. The lawsuit, filed… More »