El informe, titulado “Acaparamiento de Tierras en Guatemala: una mirada desde los derechos humanos y los feminismos críticos de América Latina” fue presentado ayer, viernes, en una mesa redonda online y en el marco del Fórum Social Mundial de las Economías Transformadoras.
A Mongabay Latam series on the oil palm industry in several Latin American countries has revealed that the advance of oil palm monocultures in Latin America since 2000 has resulted in illegalities, deforestation, environmental pressures, and conflicts with local communities.
In the poor, hot region of Guatemala that was home to a seven-year-old migrant girl before she died in U.S. border custody last month, palm oil cultivation is taking over from subsistence farming, adding to pressure on people to leave.
Front Line Defenders identifies the root causes of violence in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines, where more than 80% of the human rights defenders killed globally over the last four years were murdered.
Contamination of water sources, deplorable working conditions, and sexual blackmail in exchange for work, are some of the kinds of violence against women living in and around oil palm plantations in Guatemala and Colombia.