Dignity Displaced by Solidarity Engineering. This is a podcast meant to bring voices from the field of humanitarian crises direct to you with little filter.
Guatemala pt 3 - how the death squads became the cartels continued
Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, we finish our interview with Jennifer who talks to us about how members of the CIA supported death squads went on to start some of the deadliest cartels in Latin America which now are a major root cause of Guatemalan migration to the US southern border.
Guatemala part 2 - how the death squads became the cartels
Continuing our mini series on why people are fleeing Guatemala, we were joined by author, lawyer, and human rights activist, Jennifer Harbury. In this episode, Jennifer talks to us about the US' involvement in the genocide and civil war in the Guatemala during the 80s and 90s and how the CIA documents she got released after 3 hunger strikes show the US' direct support members of death squads in Central America who went onto start some of the deadliest cartels we see today.
Navajo Nation- being without water during a pandemic
In recognition of November being Native American Heritage month we brought the conversation within our borders to talk about water access in the Navajo Nation where 30% of the population lives without running water. This episode includes stories from two Diné leaders who had to step up to confront the growing water crisis during the COVID lockdown and beyond.
Reynosa - one camp closes, another one opens
In the light of the worsening humanitarian crisis at the southern border this episode includes interviews with an experienced immigration lawyer, multiple humanitarian aid workers, and multiple asylum seekers to find out what has or hasn’t changed with the change of administration.
Guatemala part 1- facing a climate crisis on stolen land
This episode includes 4 interviews with Guatemalan indigenous leaders, youth protesters, and water rights activists. Together, these interviews will give you an idea of how the historic power imbalances, foreign investment, and the ongoing fight for human rights in Guatemala effects migration toward the US/Mexico border.
Panama - climate change, the water crisis, and migration
This episode focuses on how climate change has both sudden and slow onset effects on migration. It includes a conversation with an expert in the field as well as an aid worker who has focused the past 30 years on confronting water sacristy.