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The Carbon Trappers

“We know how to grow maize and raise cattle,” explains Enrique Lopez, a loquacious Mayan Indian with angular features and a complexion the colour of mahogany. Like the other men who accompany us up a dirt track above Yaluma, a village in the Chiapas highlands, he is wearing the uniform of the Mexican campesino: starch-white sombrero, patched-up trousers and ragged boots. “But I don’t want my children to do these things, to be poor like us,” he continues. “I want them to study. And for that I need money, which is what I hope these trees will bring us.”