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9 Dec 2012

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Prensa Latina

Arrest of Four Guatemalans against Mining Project

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The National Maya Convergence and Coordination denounced the arrest of four citizens of La Puya community...where people expressed their opposition to a mining project...The Independent Media Center...published...pictures showing the presence of National Civil Police...in La Puya, whose settlers protest a mining project that was not previously consulted with the locals. The project is held by the U.S. Company Kappes, Cassiday & [Associates]...The IMC denounces that [the] government has attempted to exercise state violence by illegally evicting...peaceful resistance of the inhabitants of the towns of San José del Golfo...During the confrontation the day before, the PNC threw pepper gas bombs, which affected three people...

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