Voices from the Resistance
Since 2011, Xinka and campesino communities in southeastern Guatemala have organized to peacefully oppose the Escobal silver mine — imposed without their consent. Their powerful direct action, paired with an order from Guatemala’s top court, has successfully suspended operations since mid-2017.
In January 2019, Pan American Silver acquired the project, and with it, a legacy of repression and discrimination. But communities continue to organize to protect their farmlands, water, cultures, and lives from mining.