In 2013, the National Congress approved Generadora Cuyamel SA´s Cuyamel Hydroelectric Plant, a dam project installed on the Cuyamel River. The proposed project would be sited in Masca, a Garífuna community in the Cuyamel Valley, and is part of an umbrella of contentious projects under the United Nations Carbon Fund´s Clean Development Mechanism [1, 2, 4] such as the ZEDE (see https://ejatlas.org/conflict/zonas-de-empleo-y-desarrollo-economico-zede-ciudades-modelo-o-charter-cities-honduras). Residents never consented to the project because they were against further water privatization blocking communities from access to their own resources. Furthermore, as happened with another dam nearby in 2005, the dam could cause serious damage and contamination to the river, kill biodiversity, and submerge millions of hectares of forests. Consequently, people as well as flora and fauna would lose their land and means of survival .