La Puya + Lenses On The Future

Neo-liberal exploitation, whether in our own backyards, or in others’, has unfortunately become par for the course in today’s global economy. Local residents of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc in Guatemala had been peacefully leading a protest against the contruction of a Canadian turned US based mining company for two years until they were recently broken up by the Guatemalan police. Tasmia Nishat speaks with Robert Mercatante, director of the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission office, about the protests and transnational phenomenon in Guatemala. All that and more on this week's episode of Terra Informa!