By Nathan Einbinder
Using the case of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, built among 1978 and 1983, this publication examines the consequences of displacement at the former citizens of Río Negro, a group forcibly evicted and approximately eradicated through the army and paramilitary. utilizing open-ended interview discussions and stories, it specializes in this particular incident of displacement and violence and discusses the results 30 years later. Guatemala’s background is tormented by improvement tasks that ended in displacement, violence, and elevated marginalization of its indigenous and non-indigenous populations. which will make method for improvement projects comparable to the creation of bananas, African palm, espresso and sugar cane; the extraction of metals comparable 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 accordance with fieldwork performed from January to April 2009, recommend that most of survivors from the massacres that came about are nonetheless adversely plagued by the destruction in their households and livelihoods. whereas the conditions relating this occasion are specific, comparable struggles over land and human rights proceed into the current — and if rules stay unchanged, in either overseas improvement enterprises in addition to the Guatemalan executive, clashes of this nature in basic terms raise in time.
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Dams, Displacement and Development: Perspectives from Río Negro, Guatemala (SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies) by Nathan Einbinder