Latest in Tag: Guatemala Highlight

Latest in Tag: Guatemala

Putting people before palm oil in Guatemala

The word Guatemala means “place of many trees” in Mayan. But oil palms and cornfields now blanket the land once covered in forest. Some are hoping to change that by protecting woodland and local livelihoods. Project goal: Helping people to help themselves by using kitchen gardens and sustainable forestry to save Guatemala’s last rainforests Project size: …

Deutsche Welle

The deadly price of environmental activism

Since the start of this year in Guatemala, nine activists opposing megaprojects have been killed, a recent report says. Green activists in Latin America and Asia continue to pay for resistance with their lives. Nine activists have been killed since the beginning of 2015 in Guatemala, mainly in indigenous communities opposed to infrastructure and mining …

Deutsche Welle

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