Archive for the ‘Central America’ Category

Belize: Garifuna Fight for Communal Lands

The Garifuna have been threatened with the loss of communal lands to pave the way for foreign investors as US Capital Energy have worked to gain the support of Garifuna villagers.

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Honduras: Afro-Caribbean Communities Fight HIV

The playing of drums and singing has been the signature sound of celebration for this Afro-Caribbean people in Central America. Now this music has an additional purpose: to prevent HIV.

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Video | Guatemala: The Garifuna of Central America

For centuries, the Garínagu founded villages along the Caribbean coast of Central America. Today, the Garifuna population is estimated to be around 600,000 in Central America and the United States.

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Video | Honduras: Development Threatening Garifuna Way of Life

A $100 million project to build the tourism industry in Honduras is threatening an Afro-Caribbean ethnic group called the Garifuna.

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