‘On June 13th, 2012, after a month of receiving death threats due to her involvement in the anti-mining movement, Yolanda “Yoli” Oquely Veliz, 33, was shot three times at around 18:30 by unknown men on a motorcycle as she left the resistance blockade near the entrance to Radius Gold-owned El Tambor gold mine in San José del Golfo, Guatemala. She is currently in stable but serious condition.
Ms. Oquely Veliz has been a vocal member of FRENAM (North Metropolitan Peoples in Resistance Front), local group who seek to carry out a proper community consultation, or plebiscite, regarding the operations of the industrial project. To read more about the resistance against another Canadian-owned gold mine, please view this photo essay from May 2012.’
Canadian owned mining corporations work around the world. There are times when the locals do not want their lives, their land and the future of their children destroyed by Canadian greed. There are times when the people who object get shot. This time it happened in Guatemala.
This same situation is also played out in the Philippines. This link will take you to a page of mining stories that will allow you to appreciate how it is done here.
People around the world are dying trying to protect their families, their people and their land from Canadian Corporate and Governmental Greed. It is time to wake up Canada.