No community consent.
Militarization and violence against peaceful resistance.
A mine suspended because of community opposition and a court ruling that Indigenous Xinka rights had been violated.
This is the mess Pan American Silver bought in early 2019 when it acquired the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala from Tahoe Resources.
Pan American Silver says it wants a positive relationship with the local communities where it operates. So why buy a mine that Guatemalans don't want? Why buy a mine with a legacy of violent repression? Why buy a mine that violates Indigenous rights?
That is what Xinka people want to know.
On May 6, 2020, Pan American Silver will hold its annual shareholder meeting behind closed doors. Help make sure Pan American Silver can't ignore their questions! Send an email to Pan American Silver's Founder and CEO to help amplify community voices.