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Guatemala: NGO requests intl. commission to investigate govt. process granting license to Tahoe Resources for Escobal project despite community complaints‏

 “In wake of Guatemala corruption scandals, Tahoe Resources’ Escobal license faces legal challenge”, 13 Jul 2015

…[T]he Guatemalan Center for Environmental and Social Legal Action (CALAS) filed criminal charges against former Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines…and former mines director…[for] violating the Constitution and for breach of duty for having granted Tahoe Resources an exploitation license for the Escobal project without adequate consideration of more than 250 community complaints against the project. CALAS called on the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala…to fully investigate the Escobal licensing process, citing… possible involvement in influence trafficking and illicit enrichment…

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