Join us on 29 April as we’re joined by Luis Acevedo and Bonnie VandeSteeg from the People’s Land Policy for a discussion on land rights and mega mining in Latin America and beyond.

Meet Luis Acevedo

Luis Acevedo is the president of the trade association of farmers and livestock farmers from El Melon. Luis is a mechanical engineer and avocado farmer. The association was created in 2014, and it seeks to protect and help associates develop their agricultural and livestock activities while conserving their natural environment and their individual and community livelihoods. The association has around 200 members.

Like many of the defenders of the territory we invited to London, Luis finds himself compelled to defend his livelihood and the territory due to the pressure from the multinational giant Anglo American.