‘La Puya’ – an example of the defense of territory

Since 2012, the inhabitants of San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc in Guatemala have organised themselves to defend their land through ‘La Puya’– a non-violent resistance movement, from where a strong network was created in order to stop the mining activities in the region, which are carried out by the North-American company Kappes, Cassiday & Associates.

Protection International have put together this documentary based upon the testimonies of the members of the Comunidad en Resistencia: peasants,small farmers, students, farm labourers – all inhabitants of this natural resource-rich region threatened by the insufficient guarantees of respect for their rights by the government.

The documentary is also a demonstration of the resistance of the peoples in defense of their regions and a example of the current struggles in Guatemala against dispossession and destruction of their lands.

You can view the video and find out more about La Puya and Protection International here.

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