With Less than a Month to Inauguration, Indigenous Authorities Continue to Push Back Against Coup Attempts

Ancestral Authorities stand alongside the President and Vice President elect. Photo: Festivales Solidarios Inauguration is around the corner: on January 14, Berardo Arévalo should assume the presidency, following his landslide win in August. But Guatemala's "Pact of the Corrupt" is pulling out all the stops to try to [...]

2023-12-19T17:22:15-04:00December 18th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

Criminalization Threatens Struggles for Justice in Guatemala

Over the past decade in Guatemala, criminalization has increasingly served as a strategy to stifle public participation in civic life. In most cases, Guatemalan authorities have collaborated with both business and military interests to criminalize those who seek justice and fight against impunity. Unending criminalization of Indigenous land defenders Early [...]

2023-09-25T21:47:20-04:00September 25th, 2023|Current Events in Guate|

March 2022, The Growing Context of Corruption and Impunity

During the first quarter of 2022, several former justice officials have been arrested, including Leyly Santizo, former employee of the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG), and Siomara Sosa, former prosecutor of the  Special Prosecutor's Office against Impunity (FECI). According to the Attorney General’s Office (MP), this is part of an [...]

2022-03-30T09:35:37-04:00March 30th, 2022|Human security, Truth, justice & impunity|

Guatemalan Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to investigate murder of environmental defender by over 2900 concerned individuals from 59 different countries

Press release May 17, 2017 (Guatemala/Oakland, CA/Tatamagouche, NS) — On Wednesday, a letter was delivered to the Public Prosecutor’s office in Guatemala on behalf of more than 2,900 people requesting an immediate and thorough investigation into the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso Pacheco and the attacks against her father, Alex [...]

2021-04-12T09:27:45-04:00May 18th, 2017|General blog|

Take Action: Demand Guatemalan Authorities Halt Criminalization and Persecution of Political Prisoner, Rubén Herrera

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6497/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=13678 Since Friday, March 15, human rights defender and member of the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango for the Defense of Natural Resources (ADH), Rubén Herrera, has been unjustly imprisoned for alleged crimes committed in relation to community resistance of the Cambalam hydroelectric dam, operated by Hidro Santa Cruz. Citing 12 [...]

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