Latin America Solidarity Centre

Latin America Week 2018: Galway Public Talk

When

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 14/04/2018

Where

Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG, Galway

How Much

Free of charge

Registration




Join us in NUIG, where Martín Fernández will be walking us through land issues in Honduras. This is a free and unique opportunity to meet an activist coming directly from Latin America and gain first-hand insight of the land struggles in the region.

Born and raised in Honduras, Martín Fernández is a lawyer who fights for environmental, land and indigenous rights. An example of his work is the legal case he is taking against the imposition of a hydroelectric dam project on the Tolupan indigenous people. This construction is causing a huge environmental impact in Honduras, as well as bringing land issues for these indigenous communities.

The Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia, MADJ (Wide Movement for Dignity and Justice) focuses on indigenous and environmental rights. In the midst of the current political situation following the questionable re-election of Hernandez, violence has spiked in Honduras. Like many other activists and citizens, Martín has publicly opposed the current government. As a result, he has been targeted for a campaign of de-legitimisation and intimidation by state forces, which has included death threats and violent actions, requiring 24-hour human rights accompaniment.



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Latin America Week 2018: Galway Public Talk