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Guatemala: Violent Eviction of the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance

Categories: Latin America, Guatemala, Citizen Media, Protest

The blog MiMundo.org, by James Rodriguez, writes about the eviction [1] that took place in La Puya, San Pedro Ayampuc and San José del Golfo, in Guatemala:

After two years and two months of peacefully blocking the entrance to U.S.-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) El Tambor gold mine, local residents of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc were violently evicted by Guatemalan Police forces in order to introduce heavy machinery inside the industrial site. Led by the local women, members of the La Puya resistance prayed and sang until they were faced with tear gas. Numerous locals were injured and detained.

He also posts pictures of the events that took place during the eviction.