Sponsoring Communities take action: UUCA and NISGUA together in Guatemala

By | February 25th, 2016|accompaniment, ACOGUATE, AJR, Anthropology, CALDH, Consulta, corporate accountability, criminalization, cross-border connections, delegation, El Tambor, Escobal, FAFG, forensic anthropology, GAP, genocide, Guatemala, human rights, indigenous rights, internal armed conflict, justice, justice for genocide, Llan Carlos Dávila, massacre, Megaprojects / megaproyectos, memory, militarization, Minera San Rafael, Mining, photo, solidarity, Tahoe Resources, Uncategorized|

One of the pillars of international human rights accompaniment is the backing of a strong and active international network that commits to ongoing education of the international community about the human rights context of those we accompany, monitors the specific situations of those human rights defenders, and is ready to take action during high-risk moments [...]

Guatemalan complainants celebrate effective suspension of Tahoe Resources license

By | July 25th, 2013|Alberto Rotondo, environmental justice, Escobal, Goldcorp, Guatemala, human rights, indigenous rights, Minera San Rafael, Mining, Ministry of Energy and Mines, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources, Xinca|

CALAS and the Xinca Parliament announce the suspension of Tahoe Resources' mining license on Wednesday morning. Photo: Prensa Libre(Ottawa/Guatemala City) On Tuesday, the Civil and Mercantile Division of Guatemala’s First Court of Appeals notified the Centre for Environmental and Social Legal Action (CALAS) that it is upholding an appeal associated with Tahoe Resources' production license [...]

Communities of Santa Rosa and Jalapa denounce criminalization of leaders opposing Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine

By | July 5th, 2013|Alberto Rotondo, criminalization, CUC, environmental justice, Escobal, Goldcorp, Guatemala, human rights, Jalapa, Mining, San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, state of seige, Tahoe Resources, Xinca|

Since the May 2 declaration of a state of siege in four municipalities surrounding Tahoe Resources' mine, 12 members of the Committee in Defense of Life and Peace of San Rafael had their homes raided by police and military forces, five community members have been arrested and charged, and at least 18 more have pending [...]

NISGUA’s genocide trial coverage: the complete collection

By | June 21st, 2013|AJR, CALDH, genocide, Guatemala, history, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, international law, Ixil, justice, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, solidarity, survivors, testimony, trial|

While we await the next steps of the genocide trial, we are honored to provide an accessible archive of the daily coverage we provided from day 1 of the trial. Please read and share this historic collection.Genocide on Trial, Day 1: Ixil witnesses speakGenocide on Trial, Day 2: Ixil Voices in the Halls of JusticeGenocide [...]

Criminal case against Alberto Rotondo, security manager for Tahoe Resources, moves forward in Guatemalan courts

By | June 17th, 2013|Alberto Rotondo, environmental justice, Escobal, Goldcorp, Guatemala, human rights, Jalapa, Mining, San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, state of seige, Tahoe Resources|

On Friday June 7, Alberto Rotondo, former security manager for Tahoe Resources, was summoned to appear for the second time in a Guatemalan court. During the first hearing on May 7, Rotondo was charged with assault and obstruction of justice in connection to the April 27 attack outside Tahoe's Escobal project in which mine security [...]

Speculation around genocide trial restart; Ríos Montt back under house arrest

By | June 12th, 2013|AJR, genocide, Guatemala, history, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, international law, Ixil, justice, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, solidarity, survivors, testimony, trial|

Guatemalan civil society reacted to the May 20 annulment of the genocide trial verdict through public actions, marches and vigils overwhelmingly rejecting the decision. On May 24, an impromptu march that some activists reported to be the largest in recent history organized in the name of memory in Guatemala. An estimated 5,000 people filled the [...]

Complaint asks for investigation into Tahoe Resources after wiretap evidence implicates employees in violence at Escobal mine

By | June 3rd, 2013|environmental justice, Escobal, Goldcorp, Guatemala, human rights, indigenous rights, Mining, San Rafael Las Flores, state of seige, Tahoe Resources, Xinca|

On Saturday April 27, mine security at Tahoe Resources' Escobal project opened fire on community members peacefully gathered outside the mine site. Six men were shot and seriously injured. This incident set of a chain of events, eventually resulting in the declaration of a state of siege in four municipalities surrounding the Escobal mine. On April [...]

Se solicita a Comisión de Valores en Canadá investigar a Minera Tahoe luego de que escuchas telefónicas vincluan a sus empleados en hecho violentos en Guatemala

By | June 3rd, 2013|Consulta, derechos humanos, Escobal, estado de sitio, Goldcorp, Guatemala, mineria, pueblos indigenas, San Rafael Las Flores, Tahoe Resources, Xinca|

PARA DIFUSIÓN INMEDIATA3 de junio 2013(Toronto/Ottawa) El Proyecto Justicia y Responsabilidad Corporativa (Justice and Corporate Accountability Project - JCAP) en Canadá entregó el día viernes una queja a la Comisión de Valores de la provincia de Ontario en relación a la empresa Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) por su deficiente divulgación de información sobre [...]

NISGUA in NYC with the Association for Justice and Reconciliation: Listen live to our special event

By | May 30th, 2013|AJR, celebration, genocide, Guatemala, history, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, international law, Ixil, justice, reflection, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, solidarity, survivors, testimony, trial|

Live transmission of event in NYC with the AJR. Tramission will begin at approximately 7:15pm EST, May 30, and last for one hour.Transmisión en vivo de la actividad en la ciudad de Nueva York con la AJR. Transmisión de 1 hora, 30 de mayo, empezando a las 7:15pm EST (aproximadamente).Alternate link: here

International community calls for Rubén Herrera’s immediate release

By | May 23rd, 2013|ADH, Barillas, Consulta, criminalization, environmental justice, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, indigenous rights, justice, Megaprojects, Megaprojects / megaproyectos, petition|

More than one year after President Molina declared a state of siege in Santa Cruz de Barillas, repression continues against community leaders resisting the Cambalam hydroelectric project, operated by Spanish owned Hidro Santa Cruz. Violence and criminalization against leaders defending territory and the right to self determination has been on the rise in Barillas since [...]