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Army shoots dead seven indigenous protesting rising electricity bills from ENERGUATE

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Title: Army shoots dead seven indigenous protesting rising electricity bills from ENERGUATE
Author: Reynolds, Louisa
Subject(s): Central America
Guatemala
Totonicapán
Mayan K'iche
indigenous
energy
electricity
costs
prices
ENERGUATE
Comisión Nacional de Energía Eléctrica
protests
violence
Otto Pérez Molina
Mauricio López Bonilla
confrontation
human rights
Rigoberta Menchú
Harold Caballeros
Abstract: This article describes the confrontation that occurred between indigenous K'iche Maya protesters and members of the police and armed forces that ended in the death of seven of the protesters. The protesters were contesting energy price hikes as well as unmet demands for street lighting. The article also highlights the responses of various government officials, including Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla and Foreign Minister Harold Caballeros, who has come under fire for his insensitive comments about the event.
Date: 2012-11-08
Publisher: NotiCen - Latin America Data Base
Citation: Reynolds, L. (2012, November 8). Army shoots dead seven indigenous protesting rising electricity bills from ENERGUATE. NotiCen 16(40):1-2.
Description: Article re-posted as a PDF document with permission from the publisher as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate Latin American energy policy, dialogue, white papers, reports, and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21513
Available at: http://ladb.unm.edu/noticen/2012/11/08-078803
ISSN: 1089-1560

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