Guatemala police clears protesters, access to Tahoe’s blocked Escobal mine

June 23, 2017

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Police have used teargas to clear a public road near the town of Casillas, in south-east Guatemala, of protesters blocking access to Canadian miner Tahoe resources’ controversial Escobal mine, the third-largest silver mine in the world.
The TSX- and NYSE-listed miner said in a statement on Friday that the Guatemalan government has taken legal action to disburse protestors and open the primary road that connects Guatemala City to San Rafael las Flores, near the Escobal mine, after locals blocked access early this week in protests relating to a variety of issues, including claims that mining at Escobal is causing seismic activity 16 km away in Casillas.

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