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Indigenous communities demand 20 percent share of revenues from Palo Viejo Dam in Guatemala. Italy’s Enel has refused

Monday, December 5, 2011


Local indigenous communities have asked for a 20 percent share of revenues from the Palo Viejo Dam in Guatemala. At a September 2 meeting, Italy’s Enel, which is building the dam, has refused. The two sides have not met again.

Meanwhile, construction of the 84-megawatt dam, which will be the third largest in the country when it opens next March, continues.

Enel began construction in 2008 after the Guatemalan Government approved the project. But the indigenous people of the San Juan Cotzal communities in the western highlands had not been consulted.


Original source: Huffington Post