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Chapín Abajo: History of a Community in Resistance Against Industrial Oil Palm Cultivation

Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ people are recuperating their lands despite the military presence.

Conservation Perpetuates the Plunder of Forests in Guatemala

Behind financial institutions' and NGOs' plans to "combat" the climate crisis, a project aims to generate profits through the indiscriminate sale of forests.

Guatemala: Carbon, the Metric of Displacement in Petén

“I believe in conservation, but it must recognize the rights of communities and the possibility of their development,”

The commercial architecture of conservation in Petén

In the northern lands of Petén, Guatemala, a conglomerate of non-governmental organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, Rainforest Alliance and World Wildlife Fund-along with with their local partners and the financial support of institutions like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-are promoting the commodification of nature.

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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