November 21, 2014.
Eulalia Angelina Pablo, 29 years old, is one of the women who is everyday at the camp of resistance in Santa Cruz de Barillas (Guatemala). They keep out that the machines of the spanish company Ecoener could not enter to the Mayan territory, on november 21, 2014. The arrival of foreign companies to Latin America has provoked abuses of the rights of indigenous people and repression of their defense of the environment. In Santa Cruz de Barillas, Guatemala, the project of the Spanish hydroelectric Ecoener has caused murders, violent riots, the declaration of a state of siege by the army and the imprisonment of a dozen activists opposed to the project. They defend their territory and their river, called Cambalam. The river has for the Mayan people a special meaning and it is linked with their ancestors. A group of Mayan Indians, mostly women, has cut a path and has installed a resistance camp to prevent the enter of the company’s machines. The prosecution has also provoked that some ecologists, with orders for their arrest, have been hidden for months in the Guatemalan jungle.