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Tahoe Resources CEO ordered to court

Thursday, June 11, 2015 14:35
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VANCOUVER Tahoe Resources held its annual general meeting today in Vancouver, just  as the Guatemalan government ordered national police to round up company chairman Kevin McArthur.

The Mining Justice Alliance was on hand outside the AGM with information on Tahoe's horrendous human rights record at its mine projects in Latin America and testimonies from community members.

Sandra Cuffe reports that “a Guatemalan judge has instructed the director of the national police force to bring Tahoe Resources founder and executive chairman Kevin McArthur to court ” next week.  She says the court order instructs the police to bring McArthur to court on May 13 so he can testify in the trial of a prominent anti-mining community leader from the Escobal Mine project.

McArthur is also a former CEO of Vancouver-based Goldcorp – known throughout South America and Africa for its human rights abuses and environmental destruction.

Cuffe explains that  “Violence against communities organizing against the Escobal mine has included attacks against protesters and murders of local activists. A state of siege was declared in the region in May 2013. Alberto Rotondo, the former head of security at the Tahoe Resources mine site, faces trial for ordering the company's security guards to open fire on protesters in April 2013. Seven victims filed a civil lawsuit against Tahoe in Vancouver last year.”

See: The complete Sandra Cuffe story on Tahoe


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