Accountability group seeks report on consultation with Guatemala’s Xinka Indigenous people
January 3, 2019
(Guatemala City, Washington DC, Toronto, Tatamagouche, Ottawa) –
Today, ahead of the January 8th shareholder vote on Pan American Silver’s acquisition of Tahoe Resources, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) filed letters with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission asking for an investigation about claims in relation to the court-ordered consultation with Xinka Indigenous people in Guatemala.
The letters provide evidence to the BCSC and the U.S. SEC that Pan American Silver (TSX: PAAS NASDAQ: PAAS) and Tahoe Resources’ (TSX: THO NYSE: TAHO) have made misleading statements on the future of the Escobal mine, and failed to disclose serious issues and conflict already emerging with the consultation process. The letter also points out the failure to disclose that the court suspended an application for an exploratory license as well as an order that could result in increased royalties.
For the full press release, click here.