Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Guatemala http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/517/all en Murder over Guatemala's palm oil fields http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields <p><img width="400" height="259" src="/files/foecardiff/images/_Rigoberto_Lima_Choc.jpg" alt="Rigoberto Lima Choc" /></p> <p>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).</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields#comments Corporate accountability Guatemala human rights palm oil pollution South America Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:58:29 +0000 Chris 599 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Guatemalan mayor rejects dam consultation result http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/guatemalan-mayor-rejects-dam-consultation-result <p><img width="500" height="375" alt=" Regulation for the companies does not stop the towns" src="/files/foecardiff/images/San_Mateo_Ixtatan_rally.jpg" /></p> <p>Meeting about the dams with a banner saying Regulation for the companies does not stop the towns. <em>Photo: Chico Sebastián</em></p> <p>&ldquo;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&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/guatemalan-mayor-rejects-dam-consultation-result">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/guatemalan-mayor-rejects-dam-consultation-result#comments archive energy Guatemala South America Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:07:52 +0000 Chris 428 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk