‘As Firm as a Tree’


from MiMundo


On July 7th 2010, gunmen entered the home of Diodora Hernández (above) and shot her in the eye. Diodora worked with a group of women active in defending community water resources from Canadian mining company Goldcorp.

Goldcorp has been in an ongoing conflict with Mayan communities in Western Guatemala since it began to develop its Marlin gold mine in San Marcos province 6 years ago and we have featured the community struggle previously.

A new photomontage from James Rodríguez is presented on his MiMundo site under the title ‘As Firm as a Tree: Portraits of Diodora’.

One year after her miraculous recuperation, Diodora’s anti-mining stance and activism remains as steadfast as ever.

Categories: Environment, Justice, Land

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