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BTS Resumes In-Person Visits: CCDA and IMAP

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 [...]

2021-10-26T09:42:55-04:00October 26th, 2021|Human security|

The Criminalization of Land Defenders from Chicoyogüito

Photo taken during a protest for the political prisoners arrested during the 2021 mobilization for the Chicoyogüito community. Signs read “We demand the return of our land that the state evicted us from July 28th 1968.” “We only demand what is ours.” “Freedom for the 21 political prisoners from Chicoyogüito.” [...]

2021-08-24T15:52:41-04:00August 16th, 2021|Defense of Territory, Truth, justice & impunity|

Letter of concern to the Guatemalan government: Human rights in the COVID-19 context

VER LA CARTA EN ESPAÑOL AQUI April 29, 2020 STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) supports the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice.  In the context of COVID-19 and the current state of emergency declared by the Guatemalan government, [...]

2021-06-02T13:55:02-04:00April 29th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Waqib’ Kej: Press Release – Once again, communities violated by the repressive government of Perez Molina

ONCE AGAIN, COMMUNITIES ARE VIOLATED BY THE REPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT OF PEREZ MOLINA To read the original statement in Spanish, click here. On the morning of August 14, the community of Monte Olivo in Cobán Alta Verapaz once more had their rights violated. This time, a large contingent of police forcibly [...]

2021-06-02T13:52:36-04:00August 16th, 2014|General blog, Press releases|

Urgent Action from La Puya: Call for an End to Police Intimidation and Eviction Threats

http://nisgua.blogspot.com/2014/04/urgent-action-from-la-puya-call-for-end.html Friday, April 11, 2014 Urgent Action from La Puya: Call for an End to Police Intimidation and Eviction Threats The National Police, at the service of US mining company Kappes Cassiday and Associates (KCA), have been carrying out acts of intimidation and threatening eviction against communities in resistance at [...]

2021-06-02T13:54:21-04:00April 14th, 2014|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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