Banana Link

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Banana Link is working towards fair and sustainable banana and pineapple production and trade in close partnership with banana workers unions and small farmers organisations.
Two indigenous leaders from Huehuetenango are detained for protesting against hydro-electric projects that threaten their communities.
Latin America still has the highest rate of crime in the world. Drug traffic, corruption and the United States have all played a vital role in this drama.
ENCA works directly with communities in Central America, struggling for environmental and social justice, and provides small-scale funding for sustainable projects.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Several strains of the fungal disease 'Roya' are devastating coffee bushes across Central America with disastrous consequences for harvests and farmers
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...
A new report from Caritas highlights the four grand myths peddled by gold mining companies in the Isthmus.

Guatemala’s War on Women

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In 2012 alone, around 560 women were murdered in Guatemala, many after being sexually assaulted. Amnesty International reports.
This article was first published by NACLA on 24 May 2017 Miguel López took cover in the shade at the entrance to the hilltop cemetery. It was approaching noon in the mountains of western Honduras, and the sun beat down on the Azacualpa Environmental Committee members gathered to discuss their ongoing battle with Aura Minerals, a Canadian mining company. Located...

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