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Mining license approved amid wake of violence in Guatemala

by Scott Price

After more than two years of delay, the Guatemalan Minister of Energy and Mines (MEM) announced on Wednesday, April 3, that it had approved the exploitation license for Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala. The announcement comes less than two weeks after four indigenous Xinca leaders were abducted while returning from a community referendum in El Volcancito, in which more than 99 percent of people voted against the Escobal project. One of those abducted was found dead the next day.
Amanda Kistler communications manager for the Center for International Environmental Law talks with Scott Price about the context to this mining operation and the controversy surrounding it.

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I am a History student studying at the University of Winnipeg, studying African history and Oral history. I also volunteer at CKUW a community and campus radio station based in Winnipeg. I produce a weekly one hour international news show.

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This is a very informative article. Thank you for this post. Personally, I don't like mining because it has many effects through our ecosystem.

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Here is a great artilce on the response by the Guatemalan Goverments response to all this.
http://upsidedownworld.org/main/guatemala-archives-33/4270-state-of-sieg...

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