Picture of a roadblock in the Ixcán region on July 29 during the National Strike. The signs read: “Ixcán present in the fight, we demand the resignation of Alejandro Giammattei and Consuelo Porras,” “Resist to Live, Resist to Advance,” “Resign Giammattei! Porras Out!,” and “The people united will never be defeated.”
With humility, we continue our work inspired by the leadership of Indigenous peoples. This Solidarity Update features Indigenous comrades who — in extreme conditions due to state pandemic mismanagement, corruption, and incessant attacks on Guatemalan institutions — have taken to the streets. It honors organizers who celebrate their peoples’ existence and resistance within the framework of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. Finally, we write in gratitude to the Indigenous leaders who created a petition demanding protection for Indigenous migrants.