“This isn’t a cause of fear for me – it’s not a motive for us to stop fighting, to stop defending.” Maxima Acuna(when asked if she was worried given Berta Caceres’ assassination)
Maxima Acuna is a wife, mother, farmer, weaver, environmental activist who has had her home destroyed (twice), has been beaten unconscious with her daughter, has been physically beaten with her husband, and has had false charges laid against her. I really admire her tenacity, strength, and sense of justice in the face of pure evil in both protecting her way of life, her rights and the environment.
There is a short video worth seeing at – https://youtu.be/Gz8eZx8V4Uo
For Maxima Acuna
In the Northern Highlands of Peru the diminutive Maxima and husband Jaime bought a farm in the Tragadero Grande, they built a simple earth shack to raise a family, and they respectfully subsist and produce while caring for the land but came the miners with engineers, security, even local police to raise their home to the ground for a mining company, some time later they returned to beat her and her daughter unconscious and despite the recorded evidence no appeal to the courts would be heard, instead Acuna was blamed and false charges stuck against her, resulting in an eviction order with huge fines, until outside voices raised the alarm, but the dismissal of the false charges has not lessened the threat and abuse, beatings, and intimidation of Maxima the farmer, the weaver, the maker, the land and water carer, who refuses to surrender the land and life in her care. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®️