Guatemala

Murder over Guatemala's palm oil fields

Rigoberto Lima Choc

On September 18, environmental activist Rigoberto Lima Choc was murdered in Northern Guatemala. This happened just after a court upheld charges he filed denouncing massive pollution caused by a palm oil company called Reforestadora de Palma de Petén (REPSA).

Guatemalan mayor rejects dam consultation result

 Regulation for the companies does not stop the towns

Meeting about the dams with a banner saying Regulation for the companies does not stop the towns. Photo: Chico Sebastián

“The Mayor of San Mateo Ixtatan and the transnational companies are very close. Money plays an important part here, especially since we are 35 days away from the elections, when the Mayor will seek re-election”.

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