The German engineering firm in charge of the Chixoy Dam in Guatemala (Ari Hershowitz of NRDC has been active in opposing it) was convicted of bribery charges in Lesotho, Africa.
"Lahmeyer International has worked on several controversial World Bank-funded dam projects. They were responsible for engineering and construction supervision on the Yacyreta Dam on the Argentina-Paraguay border (also marred by massive corruption) and the Chixoy Dam in Guatemala (best known for the massacre of Mayan Indians who refused to be moved for the dam). They are currently involved in the Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos, which is set to receive World Bank funding."Posted by Dave at June 20, 2003 04:37 PM