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Guatemalan miners can sue in Canada, appeal court rules

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

British Columbia’s top court is allowing seven Guatemalan residents to sue Canadian mining giant Tahoe Resources Inc. in Canada for a shooting that took place in Guatemala.

Among the reasons for the ruling is that “there is some measurable risk that the appellants will encounter difficulty in receiving a fair trial against a powerful international company whose mining interests in Guatemala align with the political interests of the Guatemalan state.”

The B.C. Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. 2017 BCCA 39...