Guatemala suspends Tahoe’s flagship Escobal mining licence

July 5, 2017

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Canadian miner Tahoe Resources says it will approach Guatemala’s Constitutional Court after the Guatemala Supreme Court has provisionally suspended the mining licence on its Escobal operation, the third-largest silver mine in the world.
The court issued a temporary licence suspension after nongovernmental and anti-mining organisation CALAS, in May filed a claim against Guatemala’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, alleging it violated the Xinca indigenous people’s right of consultation in advance of granting the Escobal mining licence to Tahoe’s Guatemalan subsidiary, Minera San Rafael.

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