Letter to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, responding to a denigrating letter from the World Bank and no response from the Inter-American Development Bank to the on-going demands for justice and reparations
Report summary: "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine", By Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley, Tufts University, September 2011
At least 105 people have been killed in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, officials have said.
Heavy rains pounded Central America on Tuesday, where more than 80 people have died in mudslides and flooding over the past week as swollen rivers destroyed bridges and submerged roads.
GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT'S LACK OF WILL TO SIGN THE GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT TO IMPLEMENT THE REPARATIONS PLAN FOR THE HARMS AND DAMAGES TO OUR COMMUNIITES CAUSED BY THE CONSTRUCITON OF THE CHIXOY DAM, WE HEREBY DELCARE THAT:
Internationally-funded Guatemalan bio-fuel interests evict Mayan Qeqchi families from their historic lands, destroying homes and crops, killing one, injuring more, thousands are without food or shelter
To make a long story short (a story of work and struggle for memory, truth and justice, a struggle against denial and impunity), the growing clamour for truth and justice, compensation and reparations continued to grow from 1996 though to 2004. Still the government of Guatemala and your banks denied and delayed.