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Long Live La Puya: Organizations Around the World Celebrate 12 Year Anniversary of La Puya Peaceful Resistance

"La Puya Lives Because It Resists" reads a mural, Photo credit: Romi Fischer-Schmidt Organizations and individuals from around the world, including BTS, came together to offer words of admiration and solidarity with the La Puya Peaceful Resistance. For 12 years, the communities of San José del Golfo and [...]

Rabinal Legal Clinic Psychologist Speaks about Day for Dignity of Internal Armed Conflict Victims

March for the National Day for the Dignity of the Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict, Photo credit: EFE Yesterday, Guatemala celebrated the 25th National Day for the Dignity of the Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict. Survivors from across the country marched through Guatemala City to honour [...]

2024-02-29T10:56:09-04:00February 26th, 2024|Truth, justice & impunity|

With Less than a Month to Inauguration, Indigenous Authorities Continue to Push Back Against Coup Attempts

Ancestral Authorities stand alongside the President and Vice President elect. Photo: Festivales Solidarios Inauguration is around the corner: on January 14, Berardo Arévalo should assume the presidency, following his landslide win in August. But Guatemala's "Pact of the Corrupt" is pulling out all the stops to try to [...]

2023-12-19T17:22:15-04:00December 18th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

Public Prosecutor’s Office Continues Criminalization of Popular Dissent, Election Winners

Public Prosecutor's Office Continues Criminalization of Popular Dissent, Election Winners Four of those detained yesterday continue to call for an autonomous USAC. Photo credit: Still from Diego España video. Yesterday morning, the Public Prosecutor’s office (MP) went on a criminalization rampage, announcing 27 arrest warrants, detaining five peoples [...]

2023-11-17T18:22:27-04:00November 17th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

TAKE ACTION: Call Canadian Government to Act in Support of Indigenous Communities and Guatemalan Democracy

TAKE ACTION: Call Canadian Government to Act in Support of Indigenous Communities and Guatemalan Democracy Last week, the BTS community learned about the devastating murder of Noé Gómez Barrera, Xinka ancestral authority and community leader. We ask you to stand with his loved ones and the Xinka People by writing [...]

2023-11-08T12:24:24-04:00November 8th, 2023|Urgent Actions|

100+ Organizations Demand Justice for Assassination of Xinka Leader Noé Gómez Barrera

More than a Hundred Organizations Demand Justice for Assassination of Xinka Leader Noé Gómez Barrera A sign commemorating Noé Gómez Barrera's life says, "Martyr of the social struggle: Human Rights Defender Noé Gómez Barrera. We will follow the example of his struggle." Following the murder of Xinka human [...]

2023-11-17T12:57:27-04:00November 6th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

Noé Gómez, Xinka leader and human rights defender, killed

The following is a translation of a Prensa Comunitaria article originally published in Spanish. Xinka Leader and Human Rights Defender Assassinated Xinka leader and human rights & environmental defender, Noé Gómez Barrera. Photo credit: courtesy The Xinka People condemned the murder of Noé Gómez Barrera, leader and human [...]

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