Bronze 2015 / Editorial / Conflict

La Puya

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    Saul Martinez

Guatemala's riot police clash with demonstrators from villages nearby who form part of a mining resistance group who call themselves "La Puya". After two years and two months of peaceful protesting the police evicted about 300 people who were blocking the entrance to a US based mining company, in the village of San Jose del Golfo, Guatemala, on May 23, 2014. The protesters were trying to stop the entry of machinery into the mine.