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Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis

A new report Consultations at Risk: Advances in the Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis examines the ongoing consultation process of the Xinka people by Guatemala's Ministry of Energy and Mines during the 2020 Constitutional Crisis. The document was produced by EarthWorks, IPS- Global Economy Program and the Maritimes-Guatemala [...]

2021-06-09T11:48:56-04:00January 4th, 2021|BTS Report, Defense of Territory, General blog|

Lettre d’inquiétude sur l’impunité persistante des violations des droits humains contre les défenseurs Xinka

À: María Consuelo Porras, Procureure générale et Directrice du Ministère public; Hilda Pineda, Procureure de l’unité des droits humains du Ministère Public; Edgar Horacio Portillo Morales, Directeur général de la Commission présidentielle des Droits humains; Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Médiateur pour les droits humains; Ruth del Valle, du Bureau de [...]

2021-04-12T09:09:44-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

Carta de preocupación por impunidad en curso de violaciones de los derechos humanos contra defensorxs del Pueblo Xinka

Más de 90 organizaciones Guatemaltecas e internacionales han enviado una carta a oficiales Guatemaltecos por amenazas, violaciones de derechos humanos e impunidad en contra de defensorxs Xinkas. Lea la carta abajo. A: María Consuelo Porras, Fiscal General y jefa del Ministerio Público Hilda Pineda, Fiscal de Sección de Derechos Humanos [...]

2021-05-09T19:20:05-04:00August 24th, 2020|Espanol, General blog, Signed Letters|

Letter of concern on ongoing impunity for human rights violations against Xinka defenders

Over 90 organizations from Guatemala and globally have signed this letter to Guatemalan officials expressing concern for threats, violations of human rights and impunity in relation to Xinka defenders. Read the letter below. TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Hilda Pineda, Prosecutor of [...]

2021-04-12T09:10:41-04:00August 24th, 2020|General blog, Signed Letters|

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|

The Life & Legacy of Topacio

On August 13th, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network will be announcing the winner of the 5th annual Topacio Reynoso Pacheco Award. This award is coordinated by the network and awarded through the collaboration of five other civil society groups across Canada. The award was created to honor the memory [...]

2021-04-12T11:39:50-04:00August 7th, 2020|General blog|

Solidarity in times of COVID-19 at the peaceful resistance in Jalapa, Jutiapa and Santa Rosa

By: Maria Reyes, Consultant for communications support for the SAGE project The Indigenous and small-scale farmers of Jalapa, Jutiapa and Santa Rosa have historically had to face adverse contexts such as discrimination, poverty and extractive projects. In these contexts people have always fought collectively and in these times of a [...]

2021-06-09T11:58:31-04:00June 8th, 2020|General blog|

40+ organizaciones firman carta de solidaridad con el Pueblo Xinka de Guatemala

Mayo, 2020 Las organizaciones nacionales e internacionales firmantes de esta carta abierta en el marco de la reunión anual de accionistas de Pan American Silver, expresamos nuestra grave preocupación con respecto al proyecto Minero El Escobal y al proceso de consulta al Pueblo Xinka de Guatemala. Durante 10 años, las [...]

2021-05-09T19:33:43-04:00May 6th, 2020|Espanol, General blog, Signed Letters|
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