“Just weeks into his administration, President Giammattei has already declared martial law in two municipalities opposed to resource extraction. He also promised to fast-track a highly controversial law to regulate the consultation process. While sure to be contested, many fear this type of regulation would undermine long-term struggles for self-determination through a meaningless process of paper-pushing.”
Within the framework of the Escobal Mine Consultation, Ellen Moore, on the Earthworks blog, raises a call to action.
You can read the full piece, and pledge your support and solidarity, here.