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Guatemala grapples with widespread forest fires

Guatemala grapples with widespread forest fires

In the wake of numerous forest blazes, Guatemala's President declares a natural disaster.

The Associated Press reports.

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Swiss mining firm backs court's land rights decision in Guatemala

The Switzerland-based Solway Investment Group supports a recent court ruling that mandates Guatemala to acknowledge the property rights of an Indigenous community.

— Christopher Sherman reports for AP News.

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Environmental defenders reel from Mexico and Central America attacks

A wave of attacks against environmental defenders has left Indigenous and rural communities across Mexico and Central America reeling amid a lack of government protection and widespread impunity.

Guatemala landfill feeds ‘trash islands’ hundreds of miles away

Guatemala landfill feeds ‘trash islands’ hundreds of miles away in Honduras

An estimated 20,000 metric tons of trash from the Guatemala City landfill flows down the Motagua River into the Caribbean each year, where it washes ashore on Honduran beaches and forces residents to form cleanup efforts.

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Flee or starve: How climate change is impacting Guatemala

Almost one million Guatemalan children suffer from chronic malnutrition or stunting, according to the World Bank, and they never recover. These lifelong effects lead to 40% less brain development by age 3, and adults here are shorter than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere.

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Climate change ravaging crops in Guatemala, leaving millions on brink of starvation

Climate change ravaging crops in Guatemala, leaving millions on brink of starvation

Farmers in Guatemala are facing rapidly deteriorating crop conditions, triggered by extended periods of drought followed by torrential rains, and more catastrophic weather events as the climate warms.

It’s not a border crisis. It's a climate change crisis
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It’s not a border crisis. It's a climate change crisis

There was a time when rural Guatemalans never left home. But back to back hurricanes, failed crops and extreme poverty are driving them to make the dangerous trek north to the U.S. border.
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