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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...


Sowing the Seed of Consciousness: Agua de Lluvia Little Community School

A project born of the necessity of the children and parents of the community of Agua de Lluvia, nestled in the Mazatec mountains

Military Generates Tension in Chiapas; Organized Crime Checkpoints Remain Intact

Communities in Chiapas face increasing violence from both the state and organized crime groups.

No Findings One Year After the Forced Disappearance of Land Defenders in Michoacán

Family members and friends concentrated outside the Agrarian Ombudsman’s office on January 27, 2023 as part of the protests against the disappearance of the...