Guatemala’s Land Defenders Are Still Their Own Best Defense

Original article published by Foreign Policy in Focus. Written by: Ellen Moore & Jen Moore Photo Credit: Xinka Parliament Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining. The large-scale extraction of

Pan American Silver Chairman Set To Speak at AME Roundup on the Importance of “ESG Factors” Days After Armed Attack Against Escobal Mine Opponent in Guatemala

(January 21, 2021 – Ottawa/Toronto/Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia) Today, B.C. mining billionaire Ross Beaty will speak at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) RoundUp Conference as an “internationally-recognized leader” on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practices. But his high-profile

195 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine

January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, Pan American Silver

Attack on Xinka resistance leader, Julio David González

Original article published in Spanish by Prensa Comunitaria. Written by: Regina Pérez Photo credit: Kelvin Jiménez This Saturday morning, on January 16, the Xinka Parliament reported that leader Julio David González was attacked at his home, located in Mataquescuintla,

Xinka Parliament denounces Pan American Silver for violating court order

For the original press release in Spanish, click here. The Xinka People make it known to the public:  That the “Escobal” mining project, now owned by the entity Pan American Silver Guatemala, has been suspended since June 22, 2017,

Report: Advances in Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

More than two years after the court ordered a consultation with the Xinka Indigenous people over the future of the Escobal silver mine, the process has yet to move beyond the first stage. Political and constitutional crises, as well


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