The 30-month blockade and the woman who refuses to die: The movement to resist a mining project in Guatemala

Yolanda Oqueli — (James A. Rodríguez / MiMundo.org)

In central Guatemala, between the municipalities of San Josè del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, there’s a woody area. The local campesinos call it La Puya (Lance’s Point) because of the sharp thorns covering the tree branches. Ten years ago, the Canadian company Radius Gold bought most of the land in the area…