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Guatemala Update: April 2021

Taken during a sustained peaceful protest in front of the Constitutional Court “We demand new elections” “Courts not mafias, no to the cartel of judges” (Photo credit: LaCuerda) What is Making News In Guatemala: Top 3 Stories Written by Cooperants Indigo Christ and Laura Robinson COVID-19: New strains [...]

2021-04-21T12:23:18-04:00April 21st, 2021|Current Events in Guate|

Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis

A new report Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis examines the ongoing consultation process of the Xinka people by Guatemala's Ministry of Energy and Mines during the 2020 Constitutional Crisis. The document was produced by EarthWorks, IPS- Global Economy Program and the Maritimes-Guatemala [...]

2021-06-09T11:48:56-04:00January 4th, 2021|BTS Report, Defense of Territory, General blog|

August 9th — International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By: Maria Reyes, Consultant for communications support for the SAGE project  The Indigenous Xinka people claim the right to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent. The Peaceful Resistance communities of the Xinka people in Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa have fought for their right of self-determination; along with [...]

2021-06-09T11:56:20-04:00August 10th, 2020|Defense of Territory, General blog|

National & international organizations call for an end to threats & harassment against journalists and human rights defenders in the Q’eqchi’ territory

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network joins other national and international human rights organizations in expressing concern over the threats, intimidation and provocations that human rights defenders, journalists and social communicators are suffering in El Estor, Izabal. Read the full statement and list of signatories below. June 24, 2020 We, [...]

2021-06-09T11:57:28-04:00June 25th, 2020|General blog, Human security, Signed Letters|

Genocide Trial Update May 18, 2013

After a theatrical show this morning where the defense lawyers for Mauricio Rodriquez Sanchez and Efrain Rios Montt, accused of genocide, stormed out of the court in "pacific resistance," saying that the judge, Jazmin Barrios, was carrying out an illegal judicial process. This afternoon, judge Patricia Flores, ordered by the [...]

2021-04-12T14:05:04-04:00January 2nd, 2014|General blog|
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