A wall in their river: Flooded Ngæbe communities continue to fight dam

March 23, 2017
By Tracy L. Barnett
Global Sisters Report

Kiad, Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, Panama - “Bulu Bagama is my positive name. Luis Jiménez, my negative one,” the Ngäbe elder began, standing on an expanse of cracked mud that covered what for generations was his family patrimony. A tumbledown shell of a house lay in ruins, and a few dead leaves clinging to one remaining tree provided scant shade from the sweltering midday sun.