Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources faces lawsuit over violence at Guatemala mine

Seven men allege they were shot at close range during a peaceful protest

By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun
June 18, 2014

A group of men wounded last year during a protest outside a Guatemala mine is suing the Vancouver-based mining company, Tahoe Resources Inc., in British Columbia Supreme Court arguing it should be held liable for the alleged violent action against them.

It is the first time a Canadian company has been sued in B.C. for events that occurred at operations outside of Canada, but it follows from three suits against Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals, which were accepted to proceed to trial by an Ontario Superior Court Judge last year, also related to alleged violent incidents in Guatemala.

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