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Daughter Killed, Father Wounded in Gun Attack Likely Linked to Tahoe Resources (Goldcorp Inc.) Mine in Guatemala

Author: Rights Action (US & Canada), Published on: 24 April 2014

…Below is a letter to [Guatemala’s] Attorney General…asking for investigation of the attack…against Alex Reynoso and his daughter, Topacio Reynoso, in which Topacio was killed. Alex is still in intensive care. Both…were active in the…resistance to the Tahoe mine…Both father and daughter are activists in the Peaceful Resistance...to Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine in neighboring San Rafael Las Flores. Goldcorp holds 40% of Tahoe Resources' shares and the Escobal project is operated locally by Tahoe's subsidiary, Minera San Rafael…The Reynoso family has been at the forefront of the region-wide struggle in defense of the right to prior consultation, self-determination and human rights since the arrival of Tahoe Resources…in 2010...[Increased] police and military presence in the area impacted by this mining conflict has not contributed to greater security for or less violence against human rights defenders…

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