For almost two decades, mining companies have been holding on to mining concessions in eastern Guatemala, manipulating administrative and legal processes in their favor. In the context of rising prices for precious metals in 2021, one project is activating mining activities without meeting legal requirements or obtaining clear approval from the Ministry of Energy and Mines or the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

Read the alert below concerning the Holly-Banderas project, written together with the Central de organizaciones Indígenas Campesinas Ch’orti’ Nuevo Día, Coordinadora Territorial para la Protección Natural Tajurán, the Institute for Policy Studies, Earthworks, and Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network:

Para leer la ALERTA EXTRACTIVA en español

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