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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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.
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.