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7/31/18

Just so you know the Tahoe Resources (TAHO) position on all this

You may note the following in their reply:

1) I'm not "that ##***ing Otto" any longer.
2) TAHO is trying to confuse the readers by mixing the Constitutional Court with the Supreme Court. That the Supreme Court has given opinion is neither here nor there (and TAHO knows it), it's not them making the decision. That's up to the Constitutional Court and the fact that they asked for and received a separate, independent report on the matter is no minor point.
3) The "Nómada doesn't count because it's lefty" is a classic straw man tactic, even when the media has the original documents from source and is reporting, not trying to op-ed.
4) Edie Hofmeister is off the case.

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From: Alexandra Barrows [mailto:ABarrows@tahoeresources.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:41 AM
To: Alexandra Barrows
Subject: Escobal Blog Post Clarification

Good morning, All. 

I understand Mr. Turner has blogged on us again (it’s been a while!), so I thought I’d provide a bit of clarification and context on his latest post in case you have any inbound calls this morning. As always, I’m also happy to jump on the phone.

1.      We do understand at least a portion of the Guatemalan University’s reports that were requested back in March by the Constitutional Court (CC) were leaked to Nomada, however haven't been formally notified by the CC regarding these studies nor provided with a copy
2.      For context, Nomada is more of an activist left-leaning online newspaper in Guatemala
3.      The Nomada article alleges that they are Xinka in the area around Escobal.  However, as you all know very well by now, in September 2017, the Supreme Court already declared that there were Xinkas in the surrounding areas and that an ILO 169 Consultation would need to take place, so this isn’t really new
4.      I’d like to remind you that as recently as February, Tahoe directly acknowledged the existence of Xinka in the communities surrounding the mine in addition to announcing our intention to develop a standalone indigenous people’s policy:http://www.tahoeresources.com/English/investors/news-releases/press-release-details/2018/TAHOE-TO-DEVELOP-COMPREHENSIVE-INDIGENOUS-PEOPLES-POLICY-IN-2018/default.aspx
5.      Finally, if the CC upholds with the Supreme Court, the consultation will need to take place as outlined in their ruling.  ILO 169 is a government-to-government consultation process that must be conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (“MEM”). 


Please let me know if you have any other questions otherwise we’ll look forward to speaking with you all on our conference call Thursday morning 7am PT/10am ET.

Cheers,
Alex