Third Meso-American Forum Against Dams

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Carolina, San Miguel, El Salvador 2004
In the municipality of Carolina, department of San Miguel, El Salvador, 536 people affected by and at risk of displacement due to the construction of dams and projects to privatize water as promoted by governments, transnational companies and financial institutions, from the Meso-American region and other international communities, we have come together at the Third Meso-American Forum Against Dams to share our struggles and problems and to build strategies to defend our lives. For three days, we, women and men from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and Mexico, have explained the reasons for which our countries, the indigenous peoples, campesinos and civilians are alarmed by the uncontrolled growth of dams which convert us into victims of the famous neoliberal development.

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