World Rainforest Movement

“This Land is for All of We”: A Rama community in Bangkukuk, Nicaragua, speaks out about the Grand Canal Project

PeA_NicaraguaFor centuries, the Rama people have lived on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. In June of 2013, the Nicaraguan government signed an exclusive contract with a Hong Kong based development company to build an immense canal across Nicaragua with a 100-year concession. The proposed route will cut through almost a million acres of rainforest and wetlands, and will displace hundreds of villages, including the Rama village of Bangkukuk. In violation of national law and international conventions, the Rama people were never consulted. On 22 December 2014, the construction work of the canal began. A video from “PreetyGoodProductions” highlights the voices of opposition and worrisome of the Rama people.

See full video in English here: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1211-hance-bangkukuk.html

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