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[PDF] Calm returns to El Estor, Izabal [Guatemala]
Author: Prensa Libre [Guatemala], Published on: 15 November 2006
After last Monday’s disturbances that left the mayor’s vacation house, the hospital and the corporate relations offices of Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN) [part of Skye Resources] in pieces, the settlers from the town El Estor, Izabal are calm once again...CGN released the following statement to the press: “We are sad to state that about 60 people attacked the company’s infrastructure and created a environment of fear and anxiety. Among the members of this group were the same leaders who last September 17th organized the invasion of five of the company’s areas.”...“The company is open to dialogue, and the answer from those groups was violence”...[Rigoberto Chub, mayor of El Estor, said:] “This was organized by our political opponents; they organized a group of gang members...to cause these damages”...