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7 December 2015
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Author: Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos…ha recibido con grave preocupación informaciones de fuentes fiables sobre las amenazas de muerte en contra del Sr. Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores y de la organización Centro de...

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11 November 2015

Alarming developments in Latin American palm oil industry spur global call to action for palm oil traders

Author: Emma Lierley, Rainforest Action Network

…Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender…a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations today alerted the world’s biggest palm oil traders of the gross violations of human rights…The...

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11 November 2015

INGOs letter to global oil palm traders

Author: Friends of the Earth-US, Rainforest Action Network, Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, Environmental Investigation Agency, Union of Concerned Scientists, ActionAid International, Oxfam America, Forest Peoples Program, Forest Heroes, GRAIN, Alliance for Global Justice & Other Worlds

…The…organizations are writing to express our deep concern about recent developments in the Guatemalan palm oil sector. We are appealing to you and your company to take immediate action to help stop an escalating human rights crisis...Civil society...

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30 October 2015

Guatemala: NGOs & indigenous communities present negative impacts on land, water & health of oil palm plantations; Inter-American Human Rights Commission requests more information

Author: Jazmin Chávez, Human Rights Brief

“Human rights situation of indigenous peoples in the context of the activities of the palm oil industry in Guatemala”, 26 Oct 2015...

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30 October 2015
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Author: Jazmin Chávez, Human Rights Brief

“Situación de derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas en el contexto de las actividades de agroindustrias de palma aceitera en Guatemala”, 28 de Octubre de 2015...

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29 September 2015

Guatemala: Community leader murdered after reporting toxic spill in Pasion River & 3 others detained after court orders suspension of operations; Repsa denies involvement

The 18 of September, Rigoberto Lima Choc, who informed on the toxic spill in  Pasión River, in Petén, Guatemala, was murdered outside the Sayaxché courthouse. The same day, 3 human rights defenders were detained by possible workers of Repsa. Latter,...

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Company response
29 September 2015

Reforestadora de Palma de Petén response

…On the 28 of April and on the 6 of July of 2015, two different events occurred that resulted in fish kill. In the first occasion, the event was a torrential rain…At the beginning, we believed that we had contributed [to the fish kill]…We denounced ...

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29 September 2015
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El 18 de septiembre de 2015, fue asesinado el periodista y defensor de los derechos humanos, Rigoberto Lima Choc, quien dio seguimiento a la contaminación del Río la Pasión. Ese mismo día, 3 defensores de derechos humanos fueron detenidos por presuntos...

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28 September 2015
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Author: Reforestadora de Palma de Petén (REPSA)

…[N]os permitimos a través de la presente nota externar nuestros comentarios…Los días 28 de abril y el 6 de junio de 2015 ocurrieron hechos distintos que generaron mortandad de peces…En el primero de los eventos, que se trató de una lluvia torrencial...

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24 September 2015

Guatemala Court orders palm oil company to suspend operations

Author: Jeff Abott, Upsidedownworld.org

A Guatemalan judge has ordered oil palm company Reforestadora Palma de Petén (REPSA) [part of Grupo Hame] to suspend operations at their Sayaxché plantation, pending an investigation in the environmental disaster in the Pasión River…The court’s...

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