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Northern Guatemala: Indigenous peoples called terrorists for defending their rivers

"All we have left is to fight. If we don't fight now, tomorrow we won't have our land. We won't have water and there won't be corn. We'll die of hunger.

Panamá: Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region at risk of disappearing

Photo: Santiago Navarro F. Translated by Alfie Lake A few logs and interlaced planks give shape to two walls holding up a few pieces of metal sheeting; this is a makeshift hut. In the background two...

Business under the shadow of the renewable energy sham in Honduras

English Translation by Sharon Cowell Filtering through the branches, the harsh sunlight fails to disturb the happy sounds coming from the crowd gathered beneath the thicket. With a guitar as accompaniment, the old women, children,...

Guatemala: Hydroelectric Dam Conflicts Bring Back Past Horrors for Indigenous Communities

Cahabón River By Jeff Abbott /Upsidedownworld Guatemala’s indigenous communities have worked tirelessly to recuperate their communal lands in the 20 years since the end of the country’s 36-year-long internal armed conflict. But these communities have faced...


Mining Company Uses Electoral Context to Extract Minerals in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca

In Capulálpam de Méndez, Oaxaca, there are least seven mining concessions with active permits to exploit gold, silver, copper, and lead.

Chimalapas in Flames

By: Josefa Sánchez Contreras The tropical forest of the Chimalapas is burning. The election noise is drowning out the struggles of the communities fighting for...

Indigenous Zapotecs Denounce Militarization and Other Consequences of Line K of the Interoceanic Corridor

Despite protests and lawsuits against the Interoceanic Corridor, the megaproject considered to be of “national interest” is exempt from environmental impact studies