In yet another example of power grabs on large silver assets, check-out what TAHOE has experienced this year as their mine build progresses (not Mexico, but Central America (Guatemala):

TAHOE was another massive silver find that has been whipsawed. First we saw a leaked report on a mining reform rumor that caused a gap down in the shares ($19-to-$12+ / awesome buying opportunity this past summer), and civil unrest as the mine build is in process.

By the way, the only deposit I’m aware of that rivals the JV (100%). High grade, but we are still the lowest cash cost silver deposit.

Cash cost at TAHOE-just under $5. JV: @ $32-SILVER = $ - 1.07.

Tahoe Reports Civil Unrest From Outsiders at Escobal

Situation Under Control

Press Release: Tahoe Resources Inc. – Wed, Sep 19, 2012 9:15 AM EDT









VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Tahoe Resources Inc. (THO.TO)(TAHO) announced today that construction activities on the power line for the Escobal project and at the project site were disrupted by a mob intent on forcing the Company to cease construction. The 5.2 km power line and the mine facility construction project are fully permitted and are in compliance with all legal requirements.

Tahoe Resources Inc.: Escobal Project Unaffected by Proposed Mining Reform

Development of the Escobal Project Continues








VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -06/28/12)- Tahoe Resources Inc. (THO.TO)(TAHO) today reported that government-proposed mining law reforms in Guatemala should not affect its Escobal project. Media reports released this morning outlined a proposal from President Perez Molina's administration to allow state ownership in mining projects.