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Canada’s Tahoe rejects legal claim on Guatemala mine

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tahoe Resources reported that it has learned that an anti-mining organization, Calas, has filed a claim against Guatemala's Ministry of Energy and Mines. The claim alleged that the ministry violated the Xinca indigenous people's right of consultation in advance of granting the Escobal mining license to Tahoe's Guatemalan subsidiary, Minera San Rafael.

The last official census shows the San Rafael community to be overwhelmingly non-indigenous, and the company believes that the claim by Calas is without merit. Minera San Rafael consulted with a number of indigenous people during its many meetings.

Source: Tahoe (press release)