Worsening Central American drought causes severe water shortages and other crises. Guatemalan environmental and social justice organizations organize a national multi-route march to the nation’s capital. In Honduras, Berta Caceres Lives! alliance announces agenda; repression, threats, and attacks continue. Funding may have stalled for the proposed $50 billion Nicaraguan Canal. Colombia proposes fracking in pristine ecosystem. Bolivia and Ecuador develop energy sector to fund public projects. Fidel Castro makes “farewell” speech at Cuban Communist Party congress.