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Community members protest damage to homes near Tahoe Resources’ mine, fear violent reprisal

By | November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The following article was written in collaboration with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network, MiningWatch Canada, and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. In February 2016 houses in the village of La Cuchilla in the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores, began to crack and on [...]

Carta pública a las autoridades hondureñas sobre el reciente caso de expulsión de un defensor internacional de derechos humanos

By | November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Las organizaciones firmantes expresamos nuestra preocupación y condena por la detención y expulsión de un defensor de los derechos humanos al ingresar en Honduras el día 25 de octubre de 2016. Respetados Señores y Señoras. El martes 25 de octubre a las 9:00 am el defensor de derechos humanos Luis Díaz de Terán de nacionalidad [...]

Guatemalans appeal case against Tahoe Resources in Canadian court

By | November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) - Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) Today, the British Columbia Court of Appeals in Vancouver, Canada will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have brought a civil [...]

Committee for Reparations for La Cuchilla denounce cracks in houses from explosions at the Escobal mine

By | October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Community members from La Cuchilla in the municipality of San Rafael las Flores are concerned about major cracks in the foundation of their houses that have developed since Tahoe Resources' began mining operations at the neighboring Escobal mine. They claim that the cracks are due to explosions and an increase in heavy truck traffic due to [...]

“We march because where there is militarization, there is sexual violence”

By | October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Maudí Tzay joins hundreds of activists in denouncing ongoing U.S. militarization at this year’s SOA Watch Convergence This year’s tour, “Guatemalan women healing towards justice: the case of Sepur Zarco,” kicked off at the U.S.-Mexico border, together with hundreds of other activists at the annual School of the Americas Watch Convergence. Previously held each year [...]

Opposing funding for Urban Shield

By | October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The following is a letter NISGUA sent to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, expressing our opposition to the requesting of funds for Urban Shield. NISGUA has joined the Stop Urban Shield coalition to demand an end to the SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police and military units to [...]

Comunidades campesinas e xincas en resistencia al proyecto extractiva de biomasa

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Más de 30 comunidades xincas y campesinas de los municipios de Quesada y Jutiapa, ubicados en el suroriente de Guatemala, están en resistencia a un proyecto energético de biomasa, lo cuál propone la quema de árboles de eucaliptos para generar luz eléctrica. Representantes de las comunidades se han formado un plantón en resistencia, manteniendo una presencia permanente en las [...]

Extended interview with Guatemalan psychologist, Maudí Tzay on the Sepur Zarco case

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the lead-up to the “Guatemalan women healing towards justice: the case of Sepur Zarco,"  NISGUA sat down with Maudí Tzay, a community psychologist with ECAP, to talk about the Sepur Zarco trial, community processes of healing, and the important work women survivors are doing as they seek justice for sexual violence. This translated interview [...]

Entrevista con Maudí Tzay, ECAP

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

NISGUA habló con Maudí Tzay, una psicóloga comunitaria con el Equipo de Estudios  Comunitarios y Acción Psicosocial (ECAP), sobre el caso de Sepur Zarco y el papel integral de los procesos de sanación en los movimientos por la justicia transicional.  Entre el 7 - 10 de octubre, Maudí recorrerá a los EEUU con NISGUA, hablando del [...]

Solidaridad internacional con defensoras y todos quienes defienden el agua, la tierra, la vida y el territorio

By | September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

29 de septiembre de 2016 Las organizaciones que suscriben expresamos nuestra profunda solidaridad con Angélica Choc y su familia luego de los disparos que recibió su vivienda el viernes 16 de septiembre de 2016. El atentado sucedió pasada la medianoche cuando impactaron cuatro balas en los muros de la casa donde dormía Angélica y dos [...]