San José del Golfo
'Obnoxious' Protesters Will Not Make Guatemalan Gold Mine Go Away, CEO Says
For Dan Kappes, CEO of the US mining firm at the center of a struggle over a gold mine in Guatemala, the peaceful resistance group La Puya is "obnoxious" and "manipulated" by outsiders. La Puya has fought against the mine since 2012.
In Photos: Police Violently Evict the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance
Locals argue the industrial project will consume their already short supplies of water and believe there was no consultation process.
Police Violently Evict the La Puya Peaceful Mining Resistance
Since March 2012, local community members have peacefully blocked the entrance to US-based Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ El Tambor gold mine in Guatemala. This weekend, police officers violently evicted the protesters.