PBI-Honduras visits the Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication (ARCAH) in Loarque

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On January 18, PBI-Honduras tweeted:

“Last week we visited with @Arcah_hn in the community of Loarque. The Choluteca River and the people who inhabit its surroundings in Tegucigalpa have been greatly affected by pollution and have been struggling since the poultry company “El Cortijo” installed a chicken processor in 2017.”

On Facebook it also noted:

“Last week we visited again with ARCAH the community of Loarque. The Choluteca River and the people living around it in Tegucigalpa are heavily affected by the pollution, including the children who study in a school located nearby, as well as livestock. Since 2017, the year in which the poultry company “El Cortijo” installed a chicken processor, people residing in the area are struggling to safeguard their health due to toxic waste and bad smells.”

On their website, PBI-Honduras further notes:

The Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication (Alternativa de Reivindicación Comunitaria y Ambientalista de Honduras, ARCAH) is a space for community articulation and an anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist and anti-classist social movement that seeks to defend territories and common goods from any project that threatens the peace and cosmovision of communities.

Since its founding in 2017, members of ARCAH have fought against the Jiniguare dam, the El Cortijo poultry company, the Zones for Employment and Economic Development (ZEDE) and other projects in Francisco Morazán, Comayagua, Cortés and Olancho, always through resistance and permanent communication with planet earth.

PBI-Honduras has been accompanying ARCAH since September 2022.

On June 30, 2022, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “PBI accompanies @Arcah_hn to the Choluteca river in Tegucigalpa, strongly affected by pollution. We share ARCAH’s concern about the possible renewal of the environmental license for the El Cortijo poultry company, which expires these days.”

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