TAHOE's assets rival MAG's (without a JV), and they are dealing with their own power struggles. BIG ASSET battlefields:

Two Tahoe Workers Killed in Ambush at Escobal Mine in Guatemala

Tahoe Resources Inc. (THO), the company developing the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala, said two security guards were killed in an ambush at the mine on Jan. 12.

Other Escobal security workers repelled the attackers, the Reno, Nevada-based company said in a statement today. The assault was one of three against mining entities in Guatemala this week, Tahoe said.

“In the last year, numerous businesses have been subjected to intimidation and violence from criminal elements intent on stopping development,” Tahoe said in the statement. “The Company thoroughly rejects the notion that these unprovoked violent acts are justified.”