Attempted assassination of community activist

 Resistance Against EXMINGUA Gold Mine

We featured recently <a href=”Yoli” Oquelí – pictured above.

“On June 13th, at approximately 6:30pm, Yoli was ambushed by two men on a motorcycle while driving to her home in San José del Golfo. She was shot at repeatedly; one bullet struck her in the abdomen above her right kidney. She was immediately rushed to a public hospital by community members where she underwent emergency surgery.

Yoli has been a vocal and passionate opponent to the proposed mine in the communities of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc. Her inspiring leadership is just one example of the coordinated efforts of men, women and children in these communities to say “NO” to mining and its potentially devastating effects on local drinking water, farming land and the environment in general.”

For more on this, go to Guatemala Human Rights Commission here.

Categories: Environment, Justice, Land


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