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News2020-10-15T17:33:32+00:00

Interview with Byron Estuardo Paredes (PDH) on the ways mining violates Indigenous rights

The office of the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsperson (PDH) is accompanying the Xinka Parliament as it fights to uphold a Constitutional Court ruling ordering the Xinka be consulted on the Escobal mine.   On September 3, 2018, the Constitutional Court

Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the Escobal silver mine. Along with other agreements, this breakthrough could allow the court-ordered process over

The Government of Guatemala and the Xinka Parliament agree to start pre-consultation process over the Escobal mining project in the department of Santa Rosa

Click here for the original statement in Spanish. After resuming dialogue in February 2020 between the Xinka Parliament of Guatemala and the Ministry of Energy and Mines, an agreement has been reached to restart activities toward a consultation with

90+ organizations pen letter of concern for ongoing human rights violations against Xinka defenders

TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of the Human Rights Section of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Edgar Horacio Portillo Morales, Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Human Rights

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