By Greg Rasmussen, CBC News, April 8, 2015
Guatemalan protesters who allege they were shot by security guards want suit against firm heard in B.C.
B.C. Supreme Court hearings begin today into the case of seven Guatemalan workers seeking to have a civil suit against Tahoe Resources of Vancouver heard in B.C. after they sustained injuries in their country during a protest that turned violent.
Their lawyer will begin arguing Wednesday that B.C. courts have jurisdiction, even though the events took place in another country.
The claimants, who describe themselves as farmers and students, say they were taking part in a peaceful protest on a public road outside Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in Guatemala on April 27, 2013. Tahoe is a $3-billion company based in Vancouver.
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