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Juan Pablo Guzmán broadcast the community meeting, top, in Nebaj, Quiche, Guatemala, via UStream. Guzmán spoke in Montevideo on Tuesday about the role of independent, citizen communicators who are recording the resistance of indigenous peoples in Guatemala. Submitted photo

Guatemalan visits Montevideo as he uses community media to document the resistance of indigenous peoples

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The YouTube video shows a line of women defiantly linking arms and blocking access to a mine while singing the Guatemalan national anthem. The leader of the miners being denied access can be seen venting his anger through a bullhorn at the young man videotaping the confrontation, allegedly threatening at one point to cut off his fingers and those of the others with cameras in hand.


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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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