APG Mesoamerica voices concerns over increased violence and repression in Guatemala, as Canada benefits from the country’s rapidly deteriorating rule of law and democracy

In late May, BTS and other members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) drafted a briefing note voicing concern over escalating violence and repression in Guatemala and outlining concrete actions Canada must take to fulfill its commitments to uphold human rights in the country.

The briefing note outlines the perilous context for human rights, land and environmental defenders, and institutions in Guatemala, by highlighting the key issues that link this context to Canadian interests, and questions the lack of action by Canadian Ministers and the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala to this matter.  

APG Mesoamerica members will continue working to bring awareness and action on the issues that are negatively impacting partners in Guatemala while benefiting Canadian interests.  Over the next few months, this subgroup of canadian civil society organizations will continue their efforts to inform Canadian MPs, the Canadian government, and the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala on concrete ways to take action to fulfill its obligations to the Guatemalan people.  

Please see the full briefing note below:

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