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Read the latest report from NISGUA, highlighting the work of community organizers in the Ixcán as they protect their lands and rivers from resource extraction.
Communities fight for justice for violence perpetrated by the Guatemalan military. Follow us for updates to emblematic cases prosecuting former members of the military for genocide and crimes against humanity.
For years, communities impacted by Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine have creatively organized to denounce its lack of social license. Now, they are maintaining a 24-hour peaceful encampment to protest the mine's ongoing presence.
Guatemalan activist and environmental defender Alex Escobar Prado joined us in 2017 on tour in the U.S. to exchange with other youth organizers for justice!

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Standing with communities as they defend their lives and territories against unjust trade policies and the violent imposition of resource extraction projects.

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In support of Guatemalans who seek an end to impunity and justice for crimes committed during the Internal Armed Conflict.

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  • The Molina Theissen Family speaks at a press conference in Guatemala City.

One more way to fight impunity: The Molina Theissen trial opens today

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Nearly a year has passed since the March 2017 indictment of five former high-ranking officers in the Guatemalan military for crimes against humanity. They stand accused of having participated in the illegal detention, torture, and sexual assault of Emma [...]

Guatemalan communities denounce Tahoe Resources for trying to provoke conflict during suspension of Escobal mine

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Members of the Peaceful Resistance of Santa Rosa, Jalapa, and Jutiapa at a press conference in front of the Guatemalan Constitutional Court on February 21, 2018. The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada, Network in Solidarity [...]

Xinca Parliament denounces provocations by Tahoe Resources and Minera San Rafael

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

The following information was published by the Xinca Parliament regarding the misreporting by local news sources, which are alleging the "detention" of two Tahoe Resources/Minera San Rafael executives in a community in Santa Rosa. The original publication can be [...]

“We will not tire of speaking the truth” – Statement by Ixil genocide survivors as retrial hearings wrap up in Nebaj

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

"Let's respect the word of the people." Original statement in Spanish below. The Ixil genocide case retrial was moved to Santa María Nebaj for this week, following plaintiffs’ request for the judges to hear testimony in the region against [...]

“No nos cansaremos de decir la verdad” – Comunicado por sobrevivientes del genocidio Ixil mientras se terminan audiencias del re-juicio en Nebaj

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Entre el 6 y 9 de febrero, se trasladaron las audiencias del re-juicio del caso por genocidio a Santa María Nebaj, tras la solicitud de las querellantes que los jueces escucharan los testimonios contra el ex-dictador de facto José [...]

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