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Four Xinca indigenous leaders were kidnapped after participating in a public meeting. One was killed; the other three
survived the attack.
Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala.
Two anti-mining activists from the Northern Front of the Metropolitan Area were threatened in San José del Golfo, following a confrontation outside a mine site in the department of Guatemala.
A Guatemalan anti-mining activist was shot on 13 June in the town of San José del Golfo, in the department of Guatemala. Other local mining activists may also be at risk.