Guatemala

Guatemala: Q’anjob’al community win their fight against hated hydro-dam project

Pic: Alba Sud Fotografia/CC

After eight years of struggle, communities in Huehuetenango, Guatemala are celebrating a decision by Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia to start shutting down its Hidro Santa-Cruz damming operations on the Q’am B’alam river near Santa Cruz Barillas.

The company’s announcement, made on December 29th, signals the end of a tragic legacy of political persecution and imprisonment, criminalisation of resistance, threats and the murder of social leaders. In a… Continue reading