Violated Collective Rights: Guatemala, The Multidimensional Impact of Extractive and Infrastructure Projects

Guatemala, which in the Nahuatl language means 'place of many trees', is a forested country, with a 40% indigenous population, great water resources and a great mineral wealth in its subsoil. In Guatemala, 10 projects were identified that jointly impact more than 100 communities. Conflicts and violations of collective rights center on two industries, mining and infrastructure, each having 50% of cases. However, infrastructure is by far the industry of greatest impact, affecting 84% of the involved communities.

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Categories: Guatemala
Author: Amazon Conservation Team, Rights and Resources Initiative