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Displaced Q’eqchi Maya in Guatemala demand return of land, moratorium on mining

By Danilo Valladares “We want land where we can live and grow food to feed ourselves,” said Pedro Ichich, one of several thousand indigenous farmers who marched to the Guatemalan capital to demand solutions to the ageold conflict over land. The government of right-wing President Otto Pérez Molina met with representatives of the demonstrators this … Continue reading Displaced Q’eqchi Maya in Guatemala demand return of land, moratorium on mining

Residents say new Canadian mine in Guatemala will benefit mayor, devastate community

By Danilo Valladares, Inter-Press Service “No one will pay for the damages when work at the mine has finished,” says María del Rosario Velásquez, who lives in a town near the Oasis mine 100 km southeast of the Guatemalan capital. The Canada-based Tahoe Resources company plans to extract gold, silver, zinc and lead from the … Continue reading Residents say new Canadian mine in Guatemala will benefit mayor, devastate community