Guatemalan Anti-Mining Activist Survives Assassination Attempt

22 Jun

 Cross posted from MinesandCommunities.org

In a serious incident last week, unidentified assailants shot at Ms. Yolanda “Yoli” Oquely Veliz, a Guatemalan anti-mining activist from San Jose del Golfo. She was campaigning against the activities of Canadian company, Radius Gold, and is currently in a serious condition. Click here for more.

On May 18, Rights Action circulated an urgent action communiqué addressing the growing tension and threats of repression caused by Radius Gold’s attempts to illegally push ahead with its gold mining interests, despite widespread community opposition. Read here.

The communiqué includes a link to a 7-minute film (in Spanish) called “OTRA VEZ LA MINA” (Once Again, Mining). To view, click here.

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One Response to “Guatemalan Anti-Mining Activist Survives Assassination Attempt”

  1. nonviolentconflict June 22, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Reblogged this on NonviolentConflict.

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