Guatemalan Constitutional Court Reverses Supreme Court Ruling to Reinstate Escobal Mining License
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Tahoe” or the “Company”) (TSX: THO, NYSE: TAHO) reports that it has learned through a Guatemalan Constitutional Court Press Conference held today that the Constitutional Court reversed the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the Escobal mining license of Tahoe’s Guatemalan subsidiary, Minera San Rafael (“MSR”). We understand that the Constitutional Court’s resolution orders that the Escobal mining license will remain suspended until the Ministry of Energy and Mines (“MEM”) completes the ILO 169 consultation with the Xinka communities in the region of the Escobal mine. At this time, the Company does not have a timeline for completion of MEM’s ILO 169 consultation. However, in the similar case of OXEC, MEM completed the consultation within 6 months.
The Constitutional Court is expected to issue a formal resolution in the next several days. Upon review of the written ruling, the Company will provide further updates.
About Tahoe Resources Inc.
Tahoe Resources is a mid-tier precious metals company with a diverse portfolio of mines and projects in Canada, Guatemala and Peru. Tahoe is led by experienced mining professionals dedicated to creating sustainable value for all of its stakeholders through responsible mining. The company is listed on the TSX (“THO”) and NYSE (“TAHO”) and is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite, the TSX Global Mining indices and the Russell 2000 on the NYSE.
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CONTACT: Tahoe Resources
Alexandra Barrows, Vice President Investor Relations
KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA CANADA GUATEMALA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NATURAL RESOURCES MINING/MINERALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL
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