Webinar this Sunday!

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We hope that you will be able to join us this Sunday March 13th at 2:30 pm EDT to hear from Abelino Salvador Mejía talk about the situation for environmental defenders speaking against the harms caused by the sugar industry in Guatemala.

Notably, Canada was the largest importer of sugar from Guatemala in 2020.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On the South Coast, agribusiness hoards water and diverts riverbeds, leaving communities without access to water. In addition, the fumigation carried out without any type of control causes illnesses in people and losses in crops.”

More than 50 rivers have been diverted for agribusiness on the South Coast.

Abelino has spoken against this violation of the human right to water.

On March 14, the day after he joins our webinar, he will be in court with three other colleagues all of whom have been criminalized by sugar mills.


PS. I hope you can also join us on Sunday March 20 at 2:30 pm EDT to hear Clara van Tienhoven, a past PBI-Mexico field volunteer and the incoming Field Coordinator for the South Team, talk about the application process to be a PBI brigadista.

PBI-Mexico is seeking new volunteers in July-August of this year and has set an application deadline of March 31.

Register to hear more about that here.

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