Jimmy Tobias, The Nation, January 14, 2015
As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.
A bullet is lodged near Yolanda Oquelí’s liver. It’s been there since June 13, 2012, when two masked men on a motorcycle fired a barrage of bullets into her car as she drove home on a dusty mountain road after attending a protest with friends and neighbors. A ball of hot lead brushed her stomach and barely missed her spine. After the gunmen fled, she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.
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