Tahoe on Trial – a great new resource

Guatemalan plaintiffs seek corporate accountability in Canada for violence

A fantastic new blogsite has recently been launched by Breaking the Silence, NISGUA and MiningWatch Canada revolving around the struggle taking place in the municipality of San Rafael las Flores in southeastern Guatemala and the case being brought against Tahoe Resources.

A civil lawsuit was filed on June 18th, 2014 in Vancouver against Tahoe Resources for negligence and battery in connection with an April 2013 shooting outside the mine site seeking justice for seven victims. This case is part of the struggle in defence of land and the environment in Guatemala, as well as part of the fight for corporate accountability given frequent human right abuses in connection with the operations of Canadian mining companies abroad.

The blogsite contains sections on The Context, The Lawsuit, Timeline, Media, Take Action, and Contact. There are also some resources in Spanish. The blog site also invites you to follow the blog by email. All in all, it is a stunning piece of work and a great credit to all involved.

If you want to keep up with events on this case, this is very easy to do with the email subscription.

There is also a twitter hashtag – #TahoeOnTrial.

The blog can be found here http://tahoeontrial.net/

Categories: Environment, Justice, Land

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