an image of a text that says CRACKS IN THE WALLS Why would the local population be resisting a mine that brings in profits and offers jobs? It's widely known that mines cause deforestation, pollute waterways, and disrupt ecosystems. But did you know that the dynamite needed to mine can cause earthquakes? These quakes destroy homes, especially those built by people with less access to quality resources. In one town outside the Escobal Mine, the majority of the community has been forced to move from their own native lands because of cracks in their walls