Eviction of peaceful mining resistance: Guate Indymedia updates

Guatemala Indymedia CenterVia BarillasResiste, Guatemala Indymedia Center offers running updates from the violent eviction of peaceful mining resistance at La Puya, San José del Golfo, Guatemala. At least five people have been arrested, and community leader Yolanda Oquelí reports that representatives of the Ministry of Interior (MinGob) have acted in an aggressive and threatening manner, with no intention to negotiate with the protesters. The eviction began without the presence of human rights observers. The El Tambor gold mine project is owned by the U.S.-based company Kappes Cassiday & Associates and the Canadian Radius Gold.

Women protesters lie down in the road in front of riot police. Photo: Guatemala Indymedia

Women protesters lie down in the road in front of riot police. Photo: Guatemala Indymedia

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Human rights and solidarity activist from Cascadia, North America, writing about issues of justice and security in Guatemala and Central America from a perspective of solidarity with human rights and social movements.
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