This episode includes 4 interviews with Guatemalan indigenous leaders, youth protesters, and water rights activists. Together, these interviews will give you an idea of how the historic power imbalances, foreign investment, and the ongoing fight for human rights in Guatemala effects migration toward the US/Mexico border.
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37:13The informal refugee camp in La Plaza de La República, which was once home to up to 3,000 people, was forcibly shut down by the City of Reynosa on May 2nd, 2022 displacing hundreds and resulting in the unfinished shelter that Solidarity has been working on, Senda 2, to be opened out of necessity. In this episode you’ll hear Solidarity’s field team explain day by day of what happened the week of the 2nd through a mixture of narration, interviews, Whatsapp messages, and sound clips from the field.
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8. FAQ with Solidarity Engineering
45:13In this episode you hear from us! Dignity Displaced hosts and two of Solidarity Engineering’s founders, Chloe Rastatter and Christa Cook, talk about our work at the US/Mexico border. We answer the most frequently asked questions we get from reporters about who we are, what we do, and what it’s like as a grassroots organization at the border.
7. How the death squads became the cartels continued - Guatemala part 3
47:46Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, we finish our interview with Jennifer who talks to us about how members of the CIA supported death squads went on to start some of the deadliest cartels in Latin America which now are a major root cause of Guatemalan migration to the US southern border.
6. How the death squads became the cartels - Guatemala part 2
45:29Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist, Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, Jennifer talks to us about the US' involvement in the genocide and civil war in the Guatemala during the 80s and 90s and how the CIA documents she got released after 3 hunger strikes show the US' direct support members of death squads in Central America who went onto start some of the deadliest cartels we see today.
5. Being without water during a pandemic - Navajo Nation
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4. One camp closes, another one opens - Reynosa, Mexico
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3. Facing a climate crisis on stolen land - Guatemala part 1
1:03:44This episode includes 4 interviews with Guatemalan indigenous leaders, youth protesters, and water rights activists. Together, these interviews will give you an idea of how the historic power imbalances, foreign investment, and the ongoing fight for human rights in Guatemala effects migration toward the US/Mexico border.
2. Climate change, the water crisis, and migration
33:23This episode focuses on how climate change has both sudden and slow onset effects on migration. It includes a conversation with an expert in the field as well as an aid worker who has focused the past 30 years on confronting water sacristy.
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