Fighting for a Plan of Reparations

9:03 March on dam 9:03

In 2004 thousands of survivors marched on the Chixoy dam demanding that the government address the human rights violations that occurred there in the 1980s. 

9:03 Juan talking to police on dam 9:03 copy

The leaders including Juan de Dios García were put under house arrest for two years before the case was thrown out for lack of evidence. 


10:15 signing reparations law

A plan of reparations was signed in 2010 between ADIVIMA and the government but not implemented until 2015 under extreme economic pressure from the US. ADIVIMA’s lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. garnered the support of Senators and Congressmen in this struggle for human rights