1st successful pilot Project for land registration in Crique Sarco Village, Toledo Belize implemented by SATIIM. Maya Land Registry. Video: Aurelio Sho. August 2017
This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries): of anthropologists and archaeologists; urban planners and architects; artists and musicians; journalists and politicians; women and LGBT people trying to halt gender-based oppression and violence; indigenous activists fighting oil drilling on their territory; residents of favelas resisting evictions; students staking their claim to...
In a third and final blog post from Punta Gorda, Belize, Rachel joins an indigenous community led forest patrol and witnesses the damaging impacts of oil exploration in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. In Crique Sarco, Village Council Leader Mr Choc explains how his community is working to safeguard their land for the future.   Back in the SATIIM office...

Belize: Teechaz gat yuh bak

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From Punta Gorda: In the second of three blog posts, Rachel Simon explores indigenous land rights and social issues in southern Belize. Rachel spent time in Belize recording voices of indigenous community land rights activists for LAB’s forthcoming book, Voices of Latin America. ‘"Teechaz gat yuh bak" means we will stand up for what is right. We will fight for...
Maya and Garifuna communities are resisting over-zealous national park regulation and encroaching oil exploration
A London conference on climate change and human rights in Latin America organised by ILAS and LAB
A new report from Caritas highlights the four grand myths peddled by gold mining companies in the Isthmus.
ENCA works directly with communities in Central America, struggling for environmental and social justice, and provides small-scale funding for sustainable projects.
The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is a non-profit organization which works to promote the common interests of the hemisphere and encourage the formulation of rational and constructive US policies toward Latin America.
A major Mayan Monument at Orange Walk District, near the northern district boundary, has been bulldozed for roadfill aggregate. Noh Mul Temple – or at least a large part of it – is no more.

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