TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of the Human Rights Section of
Press release: ‘Wanted’ posters featuring photos of Tahoe Resources’ executives and managers posted in Toronto, Nevada, and Vancouver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 Toronto, Canada: Over four hundred ‘wanted’ posters affixed to walls, posts, and newspaper boxes greeted
On April 27, 2013, Tahoe Resources’ private security opened fire on peaceful protesters outside the Escobal silver mine, in the municipality of San Rafael las Flores in southeastern Guatemala. The seven victims, shot at close range and while attempting to flee, filed a lawsuit in Canadian courts against the company for its role in the violence. Alberto Rotondo, former military officer from Peru and head of security for Tahoe at the time of the incident, is currently under arrest in Guatemala awaiting trial for allegedly ordering security guards to fire at protesters and then covering up the evidence. Security footage taken from cameras at the Escobal mine was used as evidence in the civil case in Canada and the criminal case in Guatemala; this video shows a peaceful demonstration taking place outside the mine on April 27, 2013, and the subsequent shooting of protestors by private security.
April 15, 2015 (Guatemala City/Ottawa) Monday, a Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos
Source: Amnesty International Canada – MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) April 7, 2015 (Guatemala City/Ottawa/Vancouver)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (Ottawa/Guatemala) North American shareholders in Tahoe Resources should follow the Norway's Council on Ethics’s lead and divest say
Source: Center for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (CALAS) – MiningWatch Canada – Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA)
Vancouver, June 18, 2014. Seven Guatemalan men filed a civil lawsuit today in a Vancouver court against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc.