La Voz

La Voz © Jane Caminos
Oil on linen 14″ x 16″

In the mountains of Guatamala, small deposits of gold have been traditionally mined by those living there, who use the modest profits to finance their simple lifestyle. A few years ago, commercial mining companies paid off the government for the right to mine these claims, and the local inhabitants were told to abandon the sites. Instead of yielding, women banded together in protest, effectively barricading the mines. The story of their resistance reached world media, and the interlopers were forced to return the rights.


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