by Alex Neve, Secretary General, and Tara Scurr, Business and Human Rights Campaigner
Amnesty International Canada
- Guatemala City, Guatemala, 18 September, 2014
What better way to spend the evening before launching our important new report, Mining in Guatemala: Rights at Risk? Over dinner, we were able to catch up with the courageous community leader and human rights defender Yolanda Oquelí. Yolanda has for several years been at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that mining does not go ahead in her community without consultation and consent. She has been a leader of the La Puya protest camp, which blockaded the road leading in to the mining site for over two years.