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KCA's El Tambor to stop mining

The supreme court of justice in Guatemala has suspended mining at Kappes Cassiday & Associates’ El Tambor gold and silver operation ruling the exploitation authorisation given to the private US miner violated the rights of local inhabitants, according to local press reports.

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Many communities have protested against mines in Guatemala (photo: Eric Walter)

The court has ordered the mining and energy ministry to annul document LEXT-054-08 that permitted the commencement of extraction in November 2011 on the basis the company did not undertake a