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WATER IS LIFE
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.
ON TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE
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.
PROTECTING LAND
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.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP
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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Drawing deeper connections through international solidarity, linking communities in the U.S. and Guatemala in the global movement for justice and self-determination.

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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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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 with [...]

Xinca Parlament 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 found [...]

“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 [...]

Ixil survivors remain committed to search for justice, as trial moves to Nebaj

February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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 former de facto dictator Ríos Montt and former head of military intelligence, [...]

Plaintiffs in the Military Zone 21 case appeal to the Constitutional Court, fighting to include important witness testimonies

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Today, plaintiff organizations went to Guatemala’s Constitutional Court to ask that the Court include testimonies from 35 key witnesses in the Military Zone 21 case – the largest case of forced disappearance to date in Latin America’s history. [...]

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