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

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