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4/14/15

Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) mine manager jailed for the mine's polluting of a river

Yesterday afternoon, the manager of the Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) Escobal mine in Guatemala was jailed by a judge for the contamination of a river local to the mine in an action brought to the Guatemala courts by the anti-mine organization CALAS.

According to the suit, filed in 2012, Carlos Morales who was mine manager at the time, TAHO polluted the river which stopped locals from accessing the supply for their agricultural use and also because Carlos Morales ordered a judicial inquiry into the pollution that was designed as a deliberate obstruction to the real investigation into the events.

Tahoe Resources (TAHO) in Guatemala issued a statement in Guatemala, saying among other things that the imprisonment of their employee was excessive, but hasn't bothered to say anything to the rest of the world yet.