Education Resource

Meet the Journalist: Guido Bilbao

Five hundred and fifteen years after the arrival of Columbus, a silent, yet expanding operation now threatens the existence of dozens of communities in the primary rainforest of Panama—the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. A massive infrastructure project includes miles of new roads, hydroelectric, mega-mining, a network of electric power transmission lines, and associated groundwork in protected forests. These projects are anchored by 19 miles of asphalt that will connect the Panamerican Highway with the Caribbean sea. It is a project that the Panama government has baptized “The Conquest of the Atlantic.”