Maria Martin hosts a short piece on NPR Radio on a court case being brought to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights by the Maya Q’eqchi’ community of Agua Caliente Lote 9.
She speaks with attorney Carlos Pop, representing the community, Maya Q’eqchi’ Community leader Rodrigo Tot, and anthropologist, Victoria Sanford.
You can listen to the audio, and read the transcript, here, International court case pits mining interests against Indigenous land rights.
You can read more on the case here, Indigenous community takes Guatemalan land rights fight to international court.
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