Yolanda Oquelí is the leader of FRENAM (Frente Norte del Area Metropolitana), a group formed in the Central American country of Guatemala to protest against the damage caused by a gold mining project in their community.

Amnesty International says that Yolanda and other members of the campaign group have been subjected to harassment, vandalism and death threats, “simply for raising concerns about the lack of consultation from the state and mining company and about how mining will affect local water sources”.

On 13 June 2012, Yolanda Oquelí was shot and seriously injured – a bullet lodging near ...


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