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Guatemala: Police Violently Evict the La Puya Mining Resistance

Warrior Publications

Riot cops eventually succeeded in moving in heavy machinery for the mining corporation. Riot cops eventually succeeded in moving in heavy machinery for the mining corporation.

By James Rodríguez, Vice,

Since March 2012, hundreds of local community members from San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, Guatemala, have peacefully blocked the entrance to US-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ El Tambor gold mine. Locals argue the industrial project will consume their already short supplies of water and believe there was no appropriate consultation process regarding the installation of the mine.

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