Simply put, this dam is a death sentence to the indigenous communities that have lived here for generations.

Indigenous communities of Rio Blanco, Honduras, blocked the main access road to the “Agua Zarca” hydroelectric dam on April 5 to demand the closing of the project. Construction is already underway, even though the communities “were not adequately consulted nor allowed to participate in the process leading to the project,” as Joshua Nichols reports for Intercontinental Cry.