Land defenders Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez absolved of all charges but remain in prison

By | November 25th, 2015|Barillas, dams, Hidralia S.A., hydro-electric dam, indigenous rights, Maya Q'anjob'al, militarization, peaceful resistance, political prisoner, political prisoners, presos políticos, rivers, state of siege|

On October 28, 2015, a Quetzaltenango Femicide Tribunal unanimously voted to absolve political prisoners Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez of the crimes of femicide and homicide. The Tribunal rejected every single witness presented by the prosecution and questioned the political motives behind the Public Prosecutor's decision to begin investigation of a crime three years after [...]

Accompanier Perspectives: Huehuetenango

By | June 15th, 2015|#RenunciaYa, accompaniment, Cambalam, criminalization, Hidro Santa Cruz, Huehuetenango, Santa Cruz Barillas, state of siege|

Dear Family and Friends,Thanks to those of you who’ve responded to my recent call for action in solidarity with political prisoners in Huehuetenango and for financial support in NISGUA’s successful May Match campaign! Those of you who’ve signed in support of the release of Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velasquez will have your voices heard in [...]

A glimpse into the future? Community maps show Tahoe’s potential to expand

By | November 12th, 2014|Breaking the Silence, Escobal, Jalapa, Mataquesquintla, MiningWatch Canada, San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, state of siege, Tahoe Resources|

Haga clic aquí para leer en españo. The maps below were created as part of a collective, community-based process to build awareness around the existence of mining exploration and exploitation licenses in the department of Santa Rosa, Jalapa and Jutiapa. The initiative was led by local Guatemalan communities and organizations working to halt Tahoe Resources' [...]

Lawsuit Against Tahoe Resources a Wake Up Call for Investors and Canadians

By | June 18th, 2014|Minera San Rafael, MiningWatch Canada, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Referendum, San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, state of seige, state of siege, Tahoe Resources|

Source:  MiningWatch Canada - Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) - Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network   June 18, 2014(Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Guatemala City) A civil lawsuit filed today in Vancouver against Tahoe Resources for negligence and battery in connection with a shooting at the company’s silver project in Guatemala sends a strong message to investors [...]

International organizations demand justice in deadly attack against opponents of Tahoe Resources’ mine

By | May 1st, 2014|amensty, assasination, Minera San Rafael, mineria, Mining, San Rafael Las Flores, state of siege, Tahoe Resources|

Merilyn Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, 1997 - 2014. (Photo: Danilo Zuleta)   Two weeks have passed since the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso, community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa who were actively opposed to Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala. Topacio, just 16 years old, was killed, and her father was seriously [...]

Sipakapa celebrates 8th anniversary of community consultation

By | June 20th, 2013|community consultation, environmental justice, Escobal, Goldcorp, Marlin Mine, Mining, People's International Health Tribunal, Sipakapa, state of siege, Tahoe Resources|

On June 18, the communities of Sipakapa, a municipality affected by GoldCorp's Marlin Mine in Western Guatemala, celebrated the eighth anniversary of one of the first community consultations in the country. Today, more than 70 community consultations on natural resource exploration and exploitation have been carried out throughout Guatemala. In every case, communities have resoundingly [...]