Mayan Q’eqchi people are attempting to return to their ancestral lands in the Izabal region of Guatemala. Despite the 1996 peace plan that says indigenous people have to be consulted about land use, a Canadian-owned company is sanctioning the violent removal of people from the land. Dawn Paley witnessed several of the evictions and reports on what she saw. >> watch a video of the evictions
To find out more about Redeye, check out our website.
DONATE & SUPPORT
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.