Guatemala, Food Crisis continues in Polochic as government repression continues

The massive evictions of 800 families from 14 communities in Guatemala’s Polochic Valley, removing peasant agriculture in order to install the Chabil Utzaj sugar plantation, began on March 15, 2011. When we heard, we were surprised. 

Not because we have any illusions about the benevolence of the Guatemalan government or the oligarchy it serves, but because we didn’t expect the government to risk the public reaction that a major atrocity in the Polochic’s symbolic municipality of Panzós would provoke. Read Article

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