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Tahoe Resources (TAHO) ( Another example of the wonderful community relations atmosphere in Guatemala

Yesterday Thursday morning, the VP Ops at Escobal, David Howe, and the community relations chief at the mine, Camila Medina, went on a visit to local coffee farmers as part of the company's community outreach program. On the way back from the coffee growers at around 3pm their convoy was blocked by locals, who then punctured the tires of the car in which they were travelling. Now stuck and surrounded by an angry mob, the mob then told them they would set fire to the car if they didn't promise to close down the mine permanently and leave the area for good.

Luckily, after a couple of emergency calls and three hours, local authorities intervened, calming the crowd who then dispersed and there were no injuries reported. Spanish language report on the incident here.