As a technical coup unfolds in Guatemala, stand in solidarity with the social movements that have been struggling against corruption and impunity for decades.
2018 Accomplishments
In 2018, NISGUA created opportunities for horizontal exchange, for political education, and for growing into a lifelong commitment to organizing for a just world.
"How to Stop a Dam With Indigenous Resistance" - This fall, José Gómez, a Maya Mam organizer with ACODET, lifted up lessons from successful community organizing in the face of the Xalalá dam.
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Since 2005, over a million Guatemalans have voted against resource extraction projects in their territories. But a bill currently before Guatemalan Congress seeks to co-opt this powerful display of community self-determination.
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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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Solidarity Update: December 2018

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

News recap: Organizations demand justice in wake of assassinations and ongoing violence in Ixquisis, TAKE ACTION to stand with communities working to protect community consultations, NISGUA Speaking Tour shares lessons from successful organizing in Chixoy-Copón Rivers Watershed, KCA sues Guatemalan State [...]

Political Crisis Continues in Guatemala: A Timeline

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

For nearly a year and a half, the Jimmy Morales administration has repeatedly defied the rule of law in its attacks on the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).The situation reached another climax when CICIG researcher, Yilen Osorio, [...]

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