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Indigenous mine opponents targeted

Indigenous mine opponents targeted in raids during state of siege in Guatemala

In the midst of a long conflict and recent protest over a nickel mine in El Estor, in eastern Guatemala, police have carried out more than 40 raids and 60 arrests, and the government has declared a 30-day state of emergency.

Contentious Guatemala nickel mine

Contentious Guatemala nickel mine ‘ignores coronavirus lockdown’

The Fenix mine has sparked numerous social conflicts in El Estor going back to the 1960s. Dozens of locals have been arbitrarily detained and at least three killed since 2004.