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Just Cause - They Aren't Dead

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Hosted by Colombian human rights advocate Piedad Cordoba, today’s program focuses on the most recent massacre in Guatemala, which took place on Oct. 4, 2012 in Totonicapan. Against the background of the criminalization of peaceful resistance against the destruction of the countryside by mining companies, over 15,000 indigenous protesters against high electricity rates and other grievances blocked traffic at Totonicapan, while other community leaders waited to dialogue with President Otto Perez Molina in the capital. The federal police and the armed forces violently repressed the protest leaving six dead, two disappeared and 26 wounded. The struggle for justice continues. teleSUR