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Revised: Tahoe Resources' Escobal Mine in Guatemala

This case study explores project-level information disclosed by extractive companies. It seeks to contextualize and further explain the company and the payments made in relation to one mine. It is a tool to promote and encourage the use of ESTMA data by journalists and civil society advocates.

Retraction statement regarding PWYP-Canada’s mini-case study on Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine

In January 2018, Publish What You Pay Canada published a mini-case study on Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine in Guatemala. That mini-case study contained the following inaccuracies:

  • The case-study stated that seven protesters died in a protest at the mine in 2013, when security officials opened fire on them. The mini-case study should have stated that seven individuals have alleged to being injured during that protest, when security officials opened fire on them with rubber bullets.

  • In addition, the mini-case study also stated that lawsuits have been filed in British Columbia, Canada, against Tahoe Resources in connection with the deaths during the protest rallies. The mini-case study should have stated that lawsuits have been filed against Tahoe Resources in connection with the alleged injuries sustained during the protest rallies, and three of those lawsuits have been settled out of court.

The mini-case study did not meet our editorial standards, and a corrected version was republished. Publish What You Pay Canada regrets these errors and apologizes to Tahoe Resources.