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In Guatemala, a history of discrimination and inequality of opportunity led to a 36-year conflict that finally subsided with a Peace Agreement in 1996. Improvements since then have prevented a return to conflict and begun to create the conditions for sustained stability.

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Bernardo Caal is an indigenous Q’eqchi leader from Guatemala

Serving a seven year prison sentence for defending the Cahabón River

16 December 2019

Bernardo Caal is an indigenous Q’eqchi leader from Guatemala currently serving a seven year prison sentence. His crime? Defending the Cahabón River, one of the largest in the country, against two hydroelectric dams.   The river is of plays a central role in the lives of 195 Q’eqchi communities in…

The poorest in Guatemala bear brunt of climate change, research says

3 May 2019

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Guatemala’s subsistence farmers and indigenous people living in poor rural communities are most affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall linked to climate change, a leading researcher said on Friday. Poverty makes the Central American country…

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

7 February 2019

Death of Jakelin Caal in US custody highlights how land conflicts and displacement fuel flight from indigenous villages. San Antonio Secortez & Guatemala City - The plantations' outer edges begin fewer than 20km from where seven-year-old Jakelin Caal is buried. The deep green rows of oil palm…

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Un activista maya fue encarcelado tras defender un río sagrado. Debe ser liberado.

Un activista maya fue encarcelado tras defender un río sagrado. Debe ser liberado.

1 November 2021

  Por Duncan Tucker   Encerrado en condiciones asquerosas y de hacinamiento en un sistema penitenciario notorio por sus motines mortales y decapitaciones, Bernardo Caal Xol está pagando el precio de hacerle frente a los intereses corporativos y a las autoridades que de manera habitual corrompen el…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

Click here to register for webinar   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s…