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ALERT: Reactivation of Mining Exploration in Eastern Guatemala

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 [...]

2021-07-08T08:29:17-04:00July 8th, 2021|Defense of Territory, General blog|

Community and environmental concerns not “pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s business

Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s socially and environmentally responsible history in Latin America. Yet, when [...]

2021-06-09T11:31:00-04:00May 17th, 2021|Defense of Territory|

Global Letter of Concern Against Canadian Mining in the Dominican Republic

(Photo from Mining Watch Canada) Marcha contra Barrick: hundreds march against Barrick Gold's proposed tailings damn in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. January 23, 2021 Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala joins a global letter of concern against Canadian mining in the Dominican Republic.  Upholding the rights of local communities and [...]

2021-05-04T12:34:17-04:00May 4th, 2021|Signed Letters|

Update regarding Tahoe Resources affected communities in Casillas – Police use pepper spray on peaceful protestors in the middle of the night

By Ellen Moore Casillas Evictions On July 21, at about 2am, members of the National Police (PNC) attacked the 15 - 20 men, women and children present at the peaceful encampment in Casillas, located about 15 kilometers from Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala. The PNC was escorting two tanker [...]

2017-07-25T12:31:53-04:00July 25th, 2017|General blog|

Smear campaign launched against opponents to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal project, after mine licenses suspended

The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). See the original article here: http://nisgua.org/smear-campaign-launched-against-opponents-to-tahoe-resources-escobal-project-after-mine-licenses-suspended/ Take action here! [fbshare url="http://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/smear-campaign-launched-against-opponents-to-tahoe-resources-escobal-project-after-mine-licenses-suspended/" type="button" float="left"] Nueva Santa Rosa stands behind its community consultation against large scale mining and Tahoe Resources Following [...]

2017-07-20T14:28:37-04:00July 20th, 2017|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

BTS Mining Justice

For the past ten years, BTS has heard from Guatemala partners about the impacts that Canadian mining companies have had on their communities. We’ve heard about water sources drying up, contamination of water, land and air; we’ve talked with mothers who can’t understand why their kids are getting sick and [...]

2021-06-02T14:16:43-04:00September 16th, 2015|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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