Tahoe Resources(TSX: THO, NYSE:TAHO) (Tahoe or the Company) today reported that it has learned through unconfirmed sources that the Guatemalan Constitutional Court issued a decision upholding the lower court’s preliminary decision to provisionally suspend the mining license of Tahoe’s Guatemalan subsidiary,Minera San Rafael(MSR).
This decision responds to an appeal filed byMinera San Rafaelin an action brought by the anti-mining organization, CALAS, againstGuatemala’sMinistry of Energy and Mines (MEM) in May. CALAS alleged that MEM violated the Xinca Indigenous people’s right to consultation in advance of granting the Escobal mining license to MSR.
The Constitutional Court decision upholds the lower court’s preliminary decision to temporarily suspend the license to operate the Escobal mine until the definitive constitutional claim is heard on the merits, which hearing is scheduled forAugust 28th.
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