Displaced By Development: The Impact of Forced Evictions Worldwide

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Guatemala

Guatemalan land disputes frequently arising between large land owners and indigenous rural communities often lead to hundreds of families bring forced from their homes and land per year. As a result, thousands of Guatemalans are left homeless and without access to adequate shelter, clean water, food and health care. According to Amnesty International, a 2011 eviction of approximately 2,500 indigenous people caused the death of a community member.  

(Photo: JORGE DAN LOPEZ /LANDOV/REUTERS)

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