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CGN/Pronico response

Author: Compañía Guatemalteca de Niquel, Published on: 12 December 2017

…CGN/Pronico was not a part of the armed conflict between the police forces and a group of protestors and, therefore, could not by any means be held responsible for the consequences of criminal acts that took place in El Estor back in May. Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and Juan Caal Suram were arrested as a part of an investigation initiated by a group of civilians who filed law suits in relation to the criminal acts of armed hostage taking that took place on May 4 -5, 2017. Since the events in May, CGN/Pronico has been supporting civilian and militant victims of the conflict by providing them with assistance in medical treatments and related rehabilitation procedures. As per the statement of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources dated back to May 15, 2017 the water quality analysis showed that the water pollution was generated not by the Company’s operations but by the local communities residing along the Polochic River and the lack of sewage system in residential areas…

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This is a response from the following companies: Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN) (part of Solway Group) Solway Group