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Increasing Threats to Impunity and Criminalization in Guatemala: “Family Protection and Institutionalization” Law & the Destitution of Sandoval

Leocadio Jurcan of the CCDA, the Xinka Parliament, congress representative Aldo Davila of the Semilla bank, and students, before the Presidential Home in Guatemala City at a press conference to call upon Indigenous peoples from across the Guatemalan territory to join the National Strike July 26th and demand the resignation [...]

2021-07-28T14:10:21-04:00July 27th, 2021|Human security, Truth, justice & impunity|

Solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Statement of Solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network expresses its solidarity with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the federally-mandated residential school located in Kamloops, British Columbia. We stand in solidarity with First [...]

2021-06-08T16:36:10-04:00June 7th, 2021|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Justice for the 36 Maya Achi Women: 4 Ex-Patrulleros will face trial in 2022

On March 24th, 2021, the Rabinal Legal Clinic successfully appealed the decision made by now recused judge, Claudette Dominguez, on June 21st, 2019 in the case of the 36 Maya Achi women for sexual violence committed during the Guatemalan Internal Armed Conflict. Judge Claudette Dominguez was recused from the case [...]

2021-06-02T11:17:45-04:00April 6th, 2021|In the News, Truth, justice & impunity|

APG Letter to Minister Garneau: Concern Regarding Undermining of Human Rights Ombudsman in Guatemala

February 17, 2021 The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, On K1A 0A2 Dear Minister Garneau: We write you on behalf of the Americas Policy Group (APG) to express our concern regarding efforts of the government of Guatemala to undermine the [...]

2021-06-09T11:39:04-04:00February 17th, 2021|Signed Letters, Truth, justice & impunity|
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