This Week on White Flags in Guatemala, Green Erasure of Indigenous Wayuu, & Coronavirus in Rural Colombia


Dear naclistas,

Welcome to another Friday edition of the NACLA newsletter with the weekly roundup of web articles published on This week's Photo of the Week is courtesy of Vaclav Masek and can be found in his article "White Flags as Guatemalans Go Hungry." 

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"8va calle y 1ra avenida, Zona 1" (Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2020) 

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May 7, 2020
As bureaucratic inefficiency delays economic recovery programs, thousands demand basic social protections following two months of lockdown.  
May 6, 2020
A wind energy boom on Colombia’s Caribbean coast threatens to continue the dispossession of Indigenous communities—with a green veneer.    
May 5, 2020
Coronavirus has changed economic relations in rural Colombia, pushing campesinos to question extractive economies and offering an alternative model of production. 
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