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Communities from the District of Chamaca Strike at HudBay Minerals’ Constancia Mine in Cusco, Peru

November 10, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: HudBay MineralsPeruEconomic Development.

Sources: Peruvian Observatory of Mining Conflicts, Human Rights Without Borders – Cusco Since Monday, about 1,000 community members from the district of Chamaca in the province of Chumbivilcas, in the southern region of Cusco, have been occupying the installation of HudBay Minerals’ Constancia mine. On Tuesday, the community of Uchuccarco – also in the district • Read More »

Community members protest damage to homes near Tahoe Resources’ mine, fear violent reprisal

November 8, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Tahoe ResourcesGuatemalaImpact on Communities.

In February 2016, houses in the village of La Cuchilla in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, began to crack and on April 19th, the houses began to fall down. The community is located less than 3 kilometers from Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine, which has been operating an underground silver mine since January 2014. • Read More »

More than a few bad apples: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America

November 7, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: EcuadorHuman Rights.

Stories of bloody, degrading violence associated with Canadian mining operations abroad sporadically land on Canadian news pages. HudBay Minerals, Goldcorp, Barrick Gold, Nevsun and Tahoe Resources are some of the bigger corporate names associated with this activity. Sometimes our attention is held for a moment, sometimes at a stretch. It usually depends on what solidarity • Read More »

The Uphill Battle for Justice over Violence at Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Mine in Guatemala

November 5, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Tahoe ResourcesGuatemalaHuman Rights.

On April 27, 2013, Adolfo García was one of seven men shot and wounded as he tried to escape the advance of Tahoe Resources’ private security guards just outside the gates of the company’s Escobal silver mine where they had been peacefully protesting. This week, Mr. García was in Vancouver, along with Guatemalan lawyer Rafael • Read More »