Title

Mining Company Tied to Reno Faces Scrutiny for Guatemala Operations

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

9-6-2016

Source Publication

Reno Gazette-Journal

Description

A mining company with offices in Reno is facing renewed scrutiny by a Canadian legal organization over its Guatemalan silver mine.

The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, which represents human rights groups, recently asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Tahoe Resources, the Canadian-based company that owns the Escobal Mine in southern Guatemala. The organizations allege the mining company did not disclose lawsuits to investors.

The lawsuits attempted to negate voting referendums organized by local communities near the Escobal Mine, which overwhelmingly rejected the mine's operations. The lawsuits were later dismissed by Guatemala's highest court, claiming the voting referendums were legal and legitimate.