Despite clear and constant community opposition to Tahoe's Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala, Senator Heller continues to back the company. Give him the facts he badly needs!

Senator Heller is lobbying on behalf of Tahoe Resources
"Youth in Defense of Land and Life"

Guatemalan activist and environmental defender Alex Escobar Prado joined us on tour in the U.S. from October 9 - 25, 2017. Stay tuned for reflections on the many important moments of cross-border organizing!
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The fight against impunity:

Communities continue to push for justice for crimes committed during the internal armed conflict. Follow us for updates on major cases prosecuting former military officials for crimes against humanity and genocide.

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NISGUA links people in the U.S. and Guatemala in the grassroots global struggle for justice, human dignity, and respect for the Earth.

Guatemala Accompaniment Project

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! NISGUA’s Guatemala Accompaniment Project (GAP) participates in the global struggle to ensure the respect of human rights by placing volunteers side-by-side Guatemalan individuals and organizations threatened for defending their own rights.

Defense of Life and Territory

Over the past ten years, more than a million Guatemalans have voted in popular referenda against resource extraction activities on their lands and yet the government continues to grant licenses to transnational companies. Communities are rising up to peacefully defend their lands and protect their future.

Justice and Accountability

In the aftermath of the internal armed conflict, survivors groups filed charges against former de facto presidents and their military high commands for crimes against humanity and genocide. Witnesses and families continue to push for justice for crimes of the past that remain in impunity today.

U.S. Connections and Movement Building

We believe that our social movements here in the U.S. are intricately linked with the struggles of communities and organizations in Guatemala. We build people-to-people connections and solidarity across borders through U.S. speaking tours with Guatemalan human rights defenders, delegations, gatherings and workshops.

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Peaceful Resistance Camp in Casillas protests in front of Guatemalan Constitutional Court

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Members of the Peaceful Resistance Camp in Casillas have created a second camp in front of the Guatemalan Constitutional Court. They arrived one week ago and will remain until court justices make a decision on the permanent closure of Tahoe [...]

AJR ¡Presente! in ongoing genocide retrial

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Today, Survivors of massacres in the 80s from Chimaltenango traveled to participate in the trial against Rodríguez Sánchez for the Ixil genocide. The AJR (Association for Justice and Reconciliation) is made up of survivors from 5 regions in Guatemala [...]

Recording: Alex Escobar talks about youth organizing; Grabación: Alex Escobar habla sobre la organización juvenil

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

[español abajo] An online presentation from our annual speaking tour, "Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life"! Who is JODVID? Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID, in Spanish) is a Guatemalan environmental justice collective that uses the arts [...]

Sobrevivientes comparten sus observaciones mientras Ríos Montt está procesado por genocidio…otra vez

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

El 13 de octubre, el caso por genocidio del pueblo ixil se abrió de nuevo contra el ex-dictador Efraín Ríos Montt y José Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez, ex-jefe de inteligencia militar. Este fue el segundo intento de llevarles de nuevo a [...]

Survivors share their reflections as Ríos Montt is tried for genocide…again

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

On October 13, the Ixil genocide case trial is set to open once again against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez, former head of military intelligence, in the second attempt to retry the case after the [...]

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