The Common Good
March 2014

VIDEO: The La Puya Resistance

by The Editors | March 2014

In La Puya, Guatemala, Christian community members are nonviolently standing up against gold and silver mining companies.

In her article, “The Thorn Tree Resistance," Emilie Teresa Smith documents the peaceful resistance a group of Christian community members in La Puya, Guatemala, have undertaken in protest to the exploitation of their land by gold and silver mining companies. After you read her article, take a look at this news clip from Latin American television network TeleSUR about the extraordinary nonviolent resistance in La Puya.

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