By Nathan Einbinder

ISBN-10: 3319515101

ISBN-13: 9783319515106

Using the case of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, developed among 1978 and 1983, this ebook examines the results of displacement at the former citizens of Río Negro, a neighborhood forcibly evicted and approximately eradicated by way of the army and paramilitary. utilizing open-ended interview discussions and tales, it specializes in this particular incident of displacement and violence and discusses the results 30 years later. Guatemala’s heritage is tormented by improvement initiatives that ended in displacement, violence, and elevated marginalization of its indigenous and non-indigenous populations. with the intention to make method for improvement tasks similar to the creation of bananas, African palm, espresso and sugar cane; the extraction of metals similar to gold and nickel; or, during this particular case, the development of a hydroelectric dam, the land-based, predominately Maya campesinos were systematically uprooted from the lands in their delivery and embarked on uncertainty.

The learn findings awarded, in keeping with fieldwork performed from January to April 2009, recommend that most of survivors from the massacres that came about are nonetheless adversely tormented by the destruction in their households and livelihoods. whereas the situations touching on this occasion are specified, comparable struggles over land and human rights proceed into the current — and if regulations stay unchanged, in either foreign improvement enterprises in addition to the Guatemalan govt, clashes of this nature in simple terms raise in time.

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