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Guatemala: A Fragile Rule of Law

(Photo taken during recent manifestations in the capital. Sign reads: No danger, killer state. Gendri Reyes: leave your position now. Alejandro Giammattei: Stop lying. Consuelo Porras: stop surveilling!)  By: María Reyes The independence and impartiality of Guatemala's justice system have been in decline since the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity [...]

2021-10-26T09:58:51-04:00October 26th, 2021|Truth, justice & impunity|

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|

APG – GOPA Guatemala Briefing Note: May 2021

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 [...]

Crumbling Political Support for Tahoe Resources in Guatemala

Crumbling Political Support for Tahoe Resources in Guatemala Article co-written by Breaking the Silence, MiningWatch Canada and the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala Former President Otto Perez Molina with Tahoe Resources Employees in Guatemala. Source: Tahoe Resources If the militarized security strategy that Tahoe Resources [...]

2015-09-12T16:29:09-04:00September 12th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog|

Guatemala’s National Strike Demands and End to Corruption and Impunity

Guatemala’s National Strike Demands and End to Corruption and Impunity: The week before Guatemala's General Elections sees Hundreds of Thousands of Guatemalans in the Streets August 28, 2015 By Lisa Rankin and Jackie McVicar, BTS Staff Guatemala City & Tatamagouche Thousands of Guatemalans gather in the Central Plaza during [...]

2021-04-12T11:21:01-04:00August 28th, 2015|Current Events in Guate, General blog|
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