The Ngäbe People of Panama Demand Recognition

This is the seventh time Bernardino Morales Tera is visiting D.C. His two day stay will not be filled with trips to national memorials or monuments. Instead, as part of a delegation, he will be preparing to testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on his community’s experience of displacement and exclusion from Panama’s development plans and projects.

“I will never forget the day — May 22, 2011, when the floodwaters from the dam rose and covered my family’s home and my people’s lands. We lost so much when our lands were flooded.”

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Bernardino Morales Tera presents the results of a survey to communities affected by the Chan 75 project.

International Accountability Project works to defend the rights, land and livelihoods of people threatened by destructive development projects.

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