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LATEST NEWS: GUATEMALAN COURT UPHOLDS RULING ON ECOCIDE

01.01.16. Spanish African palm oil corporation, Empresa Reforestadora de Palma de Petén SA (RESPA) lost their appeal against the first ruling of its kind. Guatemala’s appellate court has upheld the unprecedented charge of ecocide against RESPA, whose industrial activity has polluted La Pasión River, disrupting the lives of tens of thousands of Guatemalans living in the region. Contamination by toxins covering the entire surface of the river suffocated any life therein. Read full articles here and here.