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Eviction of peaceful mining resistance: Guate Indymedia updates

Via 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 … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Budgeting for repression in Guatemala, SOA killing in Honduras

Justice or repression in Guatemala? Guatemala’s 2013 budget leaves little doubt regarding the trajectory of state policy regarding public security and defense. Analysis by Plaza Pública identifies the Defense and Interior Ministries, which oversee the military and police forces, as … Continue reading

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Inspiration is challenge

∞ Is it abundance, or freedom of some sort which fails me?  It must be rage.  Not a certain kind of amorous rage.  Just simple, violent rage.  The more violent, the better.  The rage of those who don’t know anything. … Continue reading

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Violence near Goldcorp mine underscores need for mine suspension

Statement by the International Coalition Against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA) regarding the human rights violations and violence occurred following a peaceful protest against Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipakapa, and the mining company’s disinformation campaign: Violence … Continue reading

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Amnesty Intl. Urgent Action: Mine Activists Beaten and Threatened

UA 57/11 AI Index: AMR 34/002/2011 of 3 March 2011 GUATEMALA:  MINE ACTIVISTS BEATEN AND THREATENED On 28 February, protesters against the Marlin Mine in south-western Guatemala were attacked.  One protester, Aniceto López, was taken to the office of the … Continue reading

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Mega-projects in the Petén and popular resistance

Following my recent editorial letter published online by the Seattle Times, I want to help make available some new documents prepared by Resistencia de los Pueblos, a collective of Guatemalan community members and activists accompanying their campaigns for the defense … Continue reading

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Laguna del Tigre and Petén: State-sanctioned industrial development displaces people, degrades environment

The Seattle Times published on its website a letter I wrote in response to a deeply problematic article about  indigenous and peasant communities living in Protected Areas in the department of Petén, Guatemala.  In recent months, these communities have faced … Continue reading

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