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Public opinion on mining in Jalapa, Guatemala, Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) edition

On October 19th, Andrés Dávila, spokesperson for Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) in the Jalapa region of Guatemala, repeated once again to the Guatemala media (who reported the words faithfully, as always, that opposition to the company presence in the locality was small and that “it was outside groups that have caused the conflict”

Today the Jalapa region held an officially sanctioned referendum on mining in the region. The results of the vote, open to all citizens on the electoral register and overseen by government officials, were as follows

Total number of voters: 24,552
Annuled votes: 873
Spoiled ballots: 128
Yes to mining in the region: 399
No to mining in the region: 23,152

nuff said. Or put another way…

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