Voices of the Resistance – Tahoe on Trial

OYOW: VOICES OF THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IN GUATEMALA (Special Assignment) from Maggie Padlewska on Vimeo.

Maggie Padlewska shot the above film about the affect of the Tahoe Resources Escobal Mine in San Rafael Las Flores and the community resistance to it. Maggie wanted to document the voices of the communities impacted by the mine in San Rafael and surrounding areas.

Maps, including the one above, were created as part of a collective, community-based process to build awareness around the existence of mining exploration and exploitation licenses in the department of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa. This initiative was led by local Guatemalan communities and organisations working to halt Tahoe Resources’ expansion in the region and was supported by NISGUA, Breaking the Silence and MiningWatch Canada.

For more on the Tahoe situation, visit the Tahoe on Trial website, here, and more on the maps, here.

You can find out more about Maggie and the One Year and One World initiative, here.

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