Congressional delegation with members of the "Squad"
This year, NISGUA took our trans-territorial organizing to a whole new scale. In March, we welcomed U.S. Congress members Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Cori Bush, and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, as well as representatives from the offices of Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Rep. Chuy García to Guatemala to learn about the real root causes of forced migration.
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Solidarity with the Families, Victims, and Survivors of the Military Diary Case and accompanying Organizations
NISGUA along with 47 social organizations, collectives, institutions and religious communities and more than 240 individuals signed & sent a letter to express our solidarity with the families, victims, and survivors of the Military Diary Case and accompanying organizations
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Militarization in the Fight for Water
The Departmental Assembly of the Peoples of Huehuetenango (ADH) is organizing to defend the water from corrupt political actors, extractive megaprojects, and militarization used in favor of these and against the people. Currently the ADH is attempting to establish municipal water protection agreements in all 33 municipalities of their department, and they are doing so through popular education and grassroots organizing.
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Our 2022 accomplishments: Territories in Resistance
During the height of the pandemic, social movements found strength in the rallying cry that we will not return to “normal!” We give gratitude to the BIPOC leaders, many of whom are our esteemed Guatemalan partners, who have made it clear that “normal” is an unsustainable concentration of power and resources for the very few.

We are honored to accompany our partners as they build this world through their resistances and community practices! Here at NISGUA, we are proud to renew our practice of liberation hand-in-hand with our partners and comrades around the world.
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Stand with communities as they defend their lives and territories against unjust trade policies and the violent imposition of extractive projects.

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Several delegates walk up a path in Las Margaritas Copón. Photo credit: Chantelle John

Dissuade violence through presence and transnational advocacy, at the request of Guatemalan organizations and activists targeted for their struggles.

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  • [ENG] At the top in the middle the FAMDEGUA logo. In a white background with black letters the statement. [ESP] En el medio de la página en la parte superior el logo de FAMDEGUA, en un fondo blanco con letras negras el pronunciamiento.

Statement faced with the kidnapping of the people’s decision through the policies of State terrorism implemented by the current government and its criminal pact.

October 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

As Families of disappeared persons detained in Guatemala, we express: A resounding rejection to the grotesque and improper raid in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, which reminds us of the worst moments of the dictatorships that resulted in more than [...]

  • [ENG] A photograph of people in a protest outside a building with many windows, the building signs read "Constitutional Court" and a person socialized as a man, holding a sign that reads: "No to electoral fraud". [ESP] Una fotografía de personas en un plantón afuera de un edificio con muchas ventanas, en el edificio se lee “Corte Constitucional” y una persona socializada como hombre, sostiene un cartel que dice: “No al fraude electoral”

🌱 September Solidarity Update

October 1st, 2023|0 Comments

The elections of 2023 have been a materialization of decades of human rights violations, implemented since colonial times to this day, with the consolidation of power in the hands of a few to carry out their economic interests with [...]

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