AMLO Comes to Temaca, the Town That Refuses to Drown
Villagers face a crossroads as president puts a monumental decision in their hands
Saturday, Aug. 14, was a day that would be marked as a turning point in the history of Temaca. And the Carbajal sisters, together with scores of other defenders of the historic village, would be ready.
Turning the Tide on Megadams
Colombian activists and scientists boost resistance to large-scale hydropower by showing their destructive impacts
Miller Dussán is one of those rare people who can just as comfortably traverse the traditional fishing villages and small farms of the countryside as he can the halls of research and policy-making institutions. In Colombia, a dynamic, water-rich country that is highly dependent on increasingly controversial hydropower, Dussán plays a vital role in these two spaces. In […]
The Woman Who Stopped a Dam
An Interview with Guadalupe Lara on the Story Behind the Struggle of Arcediano
This plain-spoken country woman became the face of a movement to stop a megadam from destroying her village.
The Town That Refuses to Drown
The Mexican village of Temaca has become a beacon in the global movement to democratize water and energy management.
This remote Mexican pueblo has stepped into the national spotlight, standing up to a total of eight governors in two different states over the years and taking their fight all the way to Los Pinos, the Mexican White House. If the townsfolk get their way, it will probably be the first time that a mega-dam will be dismantled before it is ever used.
Megadam: ‘Obsolete technology’ wreaks havoc across the Americas
A global boom in major dam construction, mainly in developing countries, is currently underway, with an estimated 3,700 now under construction or in the planning stages. Latin America is ground zero for much of this development.
Temaca to the World: We're Not Going Anywhere
10th Annual Chile Fair carries on a tradition of resistance to a megadam slated to obliterate three villages
TEMACAPULIN, Jalisco, Mexico — It’s been 14 years since the people of this charming colonial town in the Green River Valley of Mexico’s agriculturally rich Jalisco state have gotten a good night’s sleep — 14 years of fighting the thirty-story megadam that poses an existential threat to their precolonial heritage. A generation has nearly grown […]