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Accompanier Perspectives: Connecting — Zapatistas, Feminist Teachings, and Neocolonialism in Guatemala

[Christina Reyes, NISGUA Internacionalista, wrote and sent this letter in early January 2020. It now includes modifications they made in early March 2020 for International Women’s Day] Hello loved ones, I hope this message reaches y'all in a time and space where the world isn't weighing so heavily on [...]

2020-07-01T19:23:54+00:00July 1st, 2020|Accompanier Perspectives|

Webinar! From the U.S. to Central America // Desde EE.UU. a Centroamérica

[español abajo] On June 10, we had the honor of coordinating a webinar "From the U.S. to Central America: Asylum, Deportations, and COVID-19" featuring five panelists from Central America and the U.S. who are experts on migration and powerful movement leaders. The panelists spoke about the illegal and [...]

NISGUA denounces the State of Siege in three municipalities in Sololá

[Español abajo] Image reads: Liberty! No to the State of Siege (Photo credit: Festivales Solidarios) On May 30, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei declared a State of Siege in Santa Lucía Utatlán, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, and Nahualá in Sololá due to territorial conflicts in these regions. [...]

Organizaciones solicitan a CIDH dar seguimiento a acuerdo de tercer país seguro

Guatemala: organizaciones solicitan a CIDH dar seguimiento a acuerdo de tercer país seguro con EEUU 09 de junio de 2020.- Organizaciones regionales e internacionales solicitamos a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) dar seguimiento y pedir información al Estado de Guatemala sobre el Acuerdo de Cooperación [...]

2020-06-10T17:56:06+00:00June 10th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

LAS VIDAS NEGRAS IMPORTAN // BLACK LIVES MATTER

[English below] LAS VIDAS NEGRAS IMPORTAN. Desde NISGUA nos solidarizamos con todas las luchas en defensa de la vida, la dignidad y la seguridad de las personas negras por todo el mundo. Como una organización estadounidense, honramos a las tácticas diversas que líderes/as negras e indígenas utilizan para exigir [...]

Statement: During the Coronavirus emergency military condemned intend to get out of jail

As several grave war crimes cases have been temporarily suspended, the lawyer of five senior military officials convicted in the Molina Theissen case (including Benedicto Lucas García and Manuel Callejas y Callejas) made another attempt to release convicted war criminals, this time using the pandemic as an excuse. Survivors [...]

2020-04-28T18:41:03+00:00April 28th, 2020|Justice and accountability|

Human Rights Ombudsman findings on verification mission of deported people in Guatemala City Airport

A sign from the Departmental Assembly of Peoples of Huehuetenango that reads "Only together, with the memory of the struggle and resistance of our peoples, can we stop imperialism." Human Rights Ombudsman findings on verification mission of deported persons isolated in La Aurora International Airport The adapted [...]

Plurinational Government clarifies facts of February 2020 incidents in Ixquisis

Dams already under construction in Ixquisis are visible from the river bank despite the communities' ongoing resistance against the imposition of mega-projects in their territories. Note of clarification: We reject all attempts to link us to supposed criminal acts On February 29, 2020, certain corporate communications media, [...]

2020-04-23T17:06:28+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

Guatemalan National Organizations denounce NGO law

On February 14, Guatemalan Congress approved law Decree 4-2020, formerly known as Bill 5257, or the NGO Law. Guatemalan social movements  have pointed out that this initiative is antidemocratic, regressive, limits political rights, and threatens people who work in the defense of life. We are extremely worried about the impacts this [...]

Organizaciones nacionales e internacionales condenamos aprobación de ley de ONGs y urgimos el veto presidencial para garantizar derechos fundamentales

Gráfico por CEJIL, Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional. Exhortamos al presidente de la República de Guatemala a ejercer el veto presidencial sobre el Decreto 04-2020, dada la situación de grave riesgo para el ejercicio de los derechos de asociación, libertad de expresión y de [...]

2020-02-25T18:08:13+00:00February 25th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

Gira 2020: “Movimientos Ancestrales: Territorio Indígena y Migración” con Asociación Pop No’j

A causa del brote de COVID-19, hemos decidido cancelar todas las actividades en persona de nuestra gira de 2020. Lamentamos mucho hacer este anuncio y estamos muy agradecides por todes les anfitrionas en Nuevo México, Arizona y Los Ángeles que han estado organizando y planeando eventos durante los últimos [...]

2020-04-14T16:20:15+00:00February 25th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Educación Politica, Gira|

Tour 2020: “Ancestral Movements: Indigenous Territory and Migration” with Association Pop No’j

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel all in-person tour stops for our spring 2020 tour. We are sad to make this announcement and we are incredibly grateful for all those in New Mexico, Arizona, and Los Angeles who have been organizing and planning events [...]

2020-04-14T16:24:00+00:00February 25th, 2020|Defense of life and territory, Political Education, Tour|

Más de 45 organizaciones exigen libertad para el defenser Maya Chuj Julio Gómez

Julio Gómez, Maya Chuj Coordinador del Gobierno Ancestral Plurinacional local, dirigiéndose a miles de personas en el Parque Central de San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango. Fotografía por Nelton Rivera, Prensa Comunitaria Km. 169 28 de enero de 2020 Lic. María Consuelo Porras Fiscal General de la República [...]

2020-01-29T19:13:57+00:00January 29th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Huehuetenango - ESP|

Over 45 organizations demand release of Maya Chuj land defender Julio Gómez

Julio Gómez Lucas speaks before a crowd of thousands of people in San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango. Photo credit: Nelton Rivera, Prensa Comunitaria Km. 169 January 28, 2020 María Consuelo Porras Attorney General of the Republic of Guatemala Édgar Godoy Samayoa Department of the Interior Nester Mauricio [...]

2020-02-28T18:16:46+00:00January 29th, 2020|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|