Demand that the Guatemalan Government to stop the criminalization and dispossession of communities and urge authorities to:
Defend the interests of small-scale farmers;
Ensure the working class have access to basic necessities such as food, shelter and safety;
Uphold the rights of Indigenous communities to land and to free, prior and informed consent in regard to their territories;
Cease the criminalization of human rights and land defenders and guarantee their legal protection.
Feel free to use the email templates verbatim (found here) or modify as desired. We encourage you to add a personal note! The template letter includes the relevant email addresses.
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Today, BTS sent a letter of concern to the Guatemalan government, which can be read here.
Thanks for your ongoing solidarity!
Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network