Current Events in Guatemala

Solidarity Sign-On with Angelica Choc and Others

~Please distribute widely. Many of you know Angelica and she and others need your support now! Individual and organizational sign-ons needed! Dear friends, We’re looking for individual and organizational sign-ons to the attached solidarity statement that was put together following multiple attacks this past weekend against Angélica Choc in Guatemala and Máxima Acuña in Peru, [...]

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Sandra Moran: Feminist, Lesbian, Congresswoman

This article first appeared in the Winter 2016 edition of Herizons magazine. By Jackie McVicar Guatemala has had its share of political turmoil in the past six months. In April, the UN-mandated International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala uncovered a customs fraud ring involving high ranking public servants and elected politicians who had stolen tens [...]

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Press Release by communities in El Estor regarding trial of Mynor Padilla for murder of Adolfo Ich and injury to German Chub

Breaking the Silence has been accompanying both the victims of the attack by Mynor Padilla, including the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman who was murdered in the attack, and German Chub Cub who was injured. For the last year, BTS has also accompanied parts of the trial in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Translated from original by [...]

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Ancestral Authorities face trial for defending Mother Earth

Since July 6 I have had the opportunity to accompany the trial of seven men, including several indigenous Maya Q’anjob’al authorities, who are facing charges related to their resistance to mining and hydro-electric projects in their territory. They are not the first people to be criminalized for their resistance to large scale “mega” projects that [...]

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International Human Rights Volunteer(s) Needed in Guatemala

International Human Rights Volunteer(s) Needed in Guatemala The Highland’s Committee of Peasant Farmers (CCDA), a campesino organization with more than 30 years of experience working for land rights in Guatemala, is immediately seeking an international volunteer(s) to support indigenous Q’eqchi communities facing land conflicts in the municipality of Coban, Alta Verapaz. With increased recent threats, [...]

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