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20 Feb 2017

Central America Data

Guatemala: Hydroelectrics and Legal Uncertainty

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The Constitutional Court has upheld suspension of the license for the Oxec I and II hydroelectric stations, for allegedly failing to consult indigenous peoples in the area before starting the projects...The decision...is seen by the private sector as a threat to legal certainty in the country, because of the projects that are at stake and the effect it will have on other investments that may no longer be made in Guatemala if orders continue to be given to suspend mining and energy projects.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "...On different occasions, the private sector has asked the Government to accelerate development of regulations to clarify how this consultation process should be carried out. They requested that...respect be shown for the approval mechanisms that have so far been used because of the lack of certainty on the subject."