Manuel Laj Ical and his daughter Wilma at their house in 8 de agosto. Right: Juana Laj Ical finishing one of her handmade bags at her rented house in the community of Soledad.
Update on the Rio Frio community who were forcibly evicted off their land in the Polochic Valley to make way for a sugarcane plantation.
Driving through the lush green valley of Polochic in eastern Guatemala you could easily be fooled into thinking that you are crossing a natural paradise bursting with life.
However, row after row of regularly spaced palm trees stretching from the shores of Lake Izabal into the mountains of Alta Verapaz belies a more sinister reality.