“We refuse to live in a dictatorship” Action taken during manifestations on Martí Street, Guatemala City during the National Strike, July 29th, 2021 Credits: Festivales Solidarios By: Laura Robinson “In this context, the government has played an antagonistic role due to the collapse of hospitals, the lack of [...]
Meeting at the CCDA's office, holding publications of the CCDA's 2nd national agrarian congress. By: Lisa Rankin Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Lake Atitlan and visit BTS’s partners, the Highland Small Farmers Committee (CCDA) and the Mesoamerican Institute for Permaculture (IMAP). One of [...]
Photos taken during the pre-consultation phase meetings for the Escobal Mine (Photo credit: Xinka Parliament) In Guatemala, the unfortunate social and economic effects of the spread of COVID-19 can be observed. Guatemala is currently situated 2nd amongst Central American countries based on biweekly confirmed COVID cases per million. [...]
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Written by: Indigo Christ and Laura Robinson The Highlands Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) protesting at the American Embassy in Guatemala during Vice President Kamala Harris's visit. Their signs read “Kamala They are lying to you! There is corruption, political prisoners, malnutrition, hate crimes, [...]
Written by Este Guatemala’s dry season is once again coming to an end, making way for the rains that will spring forward another cycle of crops, life, and resistance. As we have reported in previous weeks through updates on the top stories making the news in Guatemala, major concerns swirl [...]
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 [...]
Written by: BTS Cooperant Indigo Christ Marking women’s history month and the one-year anniversary of the global pandemic, March has brought an acute awareness and action for the increase of gender-based violence in Guatemala over the past year. March also marks the arrival of the first vaccines to Guatemala and [...]