- Urge Guatemala's Attorney
General to request that the International Commission Against Impunity in
Guatemala (CICIG) undertake a full and impartial investigation into the
violence in the area, in particular the existence of an armed group,
and to ensure the protection of the human rights and environmental
defenders who are demanding respect for their rights to live in a safe
and healthy environment and to free, prior and informed consent over the
mine project. Call on the Ministry of
Energy and Mines and the Ministry of the
- Environment in Guatemala to
reject Tahoe Resources' request for an exploitation license for the
Escobal mine based on the lack of consultation, environmental concerns
and conflict in the area.
- Call on Goldcorp and Tahoe
Resources to pull out from San Rafael Las Flores given lack of social
license for its Escobal project and the prevailing climate of violence
that prohibits communities from peacefully conducting public referenda.
Its presence in the communities is generating conflict.