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Seventy years after land reform promise, Indigenous Guatemalans struggle for land rights

President Arbenz achieves: ‘Farmer, here is your land. Defend it, care for it, cultivate it.’” (C.P.R. Urbana from LIFE magazine). President Jacobo Arbenz (Cubadebate). Bitter Fruit tells the story of the 1954 coup. Tanks in front of the National Palace after the coup (TeleSUR). Seventy years after land reform promise, [...]

2022-06-17T11:18:15-04:00June 17th, 2022|Defense of Territory, Human security|

We denounce violence against Q’eqchi communities in Guatemala

URGENT ACTION : GUATEMALA: State must immediately stop the excessive violence against defenders of the Maya Q'eqchi' people in peaceful resistance against the illegal nickel project in El Estor. After twenty days of peaceful resistance against the illegal mining of their ancestral territories and the Guatemalan State's failure to enforce [...]

2021-10-25T12:40:26-04:00October 25th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Urgent Actions|

Activists Call for Protection of Xinka Leaders Participating in Escobal Mine Consultation

Today six U.S. and Canadian human rights and environmental organizations filed a letter with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) supporting a request to extend precautionary measures for activists opposed to the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The mine has faced strong local opposition from the day it started operations in 2011, opposition that [...]

2021-08-18T16:15:25-04:00August 18th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Signed Letters|

Se Otorga el 6to Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco A…

Estamos muy emocionadxs para anunciar a quienes se otorga el 6to Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco! Desde 2016, este premio ha reconocido y apoyado los esfuerzos de grupos juveniles en Guatemala utilizando el arte para defender su territorio y protejer el ambiente.  Este premio fue creado en memoria de la vida [...]

2021-08-13T16:08:36-04:00August 13th, 2021|Espanol|

Premio Topacio Reynoso Pacheco 2021

  Dedicado en honor a la vida y lucha de Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, este premio se presenta anualmente desde el 2016 a un grupo juvenil en territorio guatemalteco que trabaje para proteger el medio ambiente y su comunidad a través del arte, la música o cualquier forma creativa de resistencia.  [...]

2021-08-06T19:28:20-04:00July 19th, 2021|Espanol, General blog|
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