Alice Zachmann Human Rights Defender Award

GSN is pleased to pass on the news that the communities of San Pedro Ayampuc and San José del Golfo have been announced as the winners of the Alice Zachmann Human Rights Defender Award.

The Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) states that “for the past five months, members of these communities have bravely stood up to powerful, transnational corporations who are attempting to build a mine in their midst without consulting residents or even providing information about the project.”

GSN has featured their struggle <a href=http://gsntest.jocote.org/uncategorized/third-month-of-resistance-against-a-radius-gold-owned-mine-in-guatemala/"Yoli" Oquelí.

You can read more here.

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