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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 [...]

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|

Guatemala’s New President Takes Power, Jimmy Morales Leaves With Further Repression and Impunity

January 14 was the inauguration of the new Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. He is known as a hard-line right-wing conservative with a promise of more militarization in the country, against LGBTQ+ rights and in support of the death penalty. The new Congress was also sworn in that morning and new [...]

2021-06-09T12:11:56-04:00January 20th, 2020|General blog, Human security|

M4 Statement on Regulated Consultations

The Peoples that make up the M4 in resistance to the Capitalist and Extractive Model, towards social transformation DECLARE In Guatemala City’s historic center, on November 15, 16, and 17, we met to discuss and analyze the current processes to regulate the consultation of our peoples and to build collective [...]

2021-04-13T08:57:54-04:00November 28th, 2018|General blog|

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|

“We don’t like Canadians.”

http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/we-dont-canadians/22297 By Stephen Law, originally posted in the Halifax Media Coop. Tale of indigenous-led resistance in Guatemala provides lessons for anti-fracking struggle at home by Stephen Law Resistence to industrial encroachment in Guatemala. Author Stephen Law sees similarities to the Maritime situation. (Photo: NISGUA - Network in Solidarity with the [...]

2021-06-02T14:06:59-04:00March 25th, 2014|Defense of Territory, General blog|
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