Chixoy Dam

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In 1976 the Chixoy Damn’s construction started, a few weeks later Guatemala had a 7.5 movement magnitude. Due to this natural disaster, the budget was re-directed to the population that was affected and put a hold on the construction. The World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank agreed to finance the Chixoy dam project. The dam is situated in the territory of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and the Rio Chixoy (Chixoy or Black River) is the water source that generates the energy needed. Back then, the territory was populated by 33 Mayan communities known as the Achi People or the Mayan Achi
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