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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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Providing a dissuasive presence at the request of Guatemalan organizations and communities who are at risk for their work seeking justice for crimes of the past and defending their lives, culture and territory against the imposition of resource extraction projects.

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Thousands march in protest of Escobal Mine and in support of Xinca People’s right to self-determination

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Thousands gather in front of the Constitutional Court in Guatemala City, demanding the closure of Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine and the respect for the self-determination of the Xinca People. On Monday April 9, thousands took to the [...]

The search for justice will not end with the death of Ríos Montt

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Three Ixil survivors lift up the 2013 sentence in the last day of the retrial against Ríos Montt, following his death.  Photo credit: CALDH On April 1, 2018, former Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt died of a [...]

Statement by genocide survivors on the death of Ríos Montt

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

On April 1, 2018, former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt died from a heart attack at the age of 91. Having initially been convicted in 2013 of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Ixil people, he died under [...]

  • Photo depicts the original statement in Spanish by the Center for Human Rights Legal Action (CALDH).

Statement by CALDH on the death of Ríos Montt

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, former Guatemalan de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt died of a heart attack. At the time of his death, he was being retried for genocide and crimes against humanity, after initially being convicted in [...]

Forty-six international and Guatemalan organizations call for the restoration of security measures for the Reynoso Pachecho family

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Community members demand justice for the murder of 16-year old environmental activist, Topacio Reynoso, outside of the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor's Office in 2014 On March 26, Guatemalan and international human rights organizations called on the Guatemalan state [...]

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