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Comunicado: Resistencia Pacífica de Santa Cruz Barillas y Asamblea Departamental de Huehuetenango.

Ante la “consternación” que la Corporación Financiera Internacional y el Banco Mundial expresaron respecto al informe de la Oficina del Ombudsman y Asesor de Cumplimiento (CAO), relacionado a la queja presentada el 01 de julio de 2015 por la Asamblea Departamental de Huehuetenango por la Defensa de los Recursos [...]

2021-06-01T19:03:30+00:00June 1st, 2021|defensa del territorio, Huehuetenango - ESP|

Open Statement: Pacific Resistance of Santa Cruz Barillas and Departamental Assembly of Huehuetenango

Statement regarding the “consternation” that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank expressed regarding the report of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), related to the complaint presented on July 1, 2015 by the People’s Assembly of the Department of Huehuetenango for the defense of Natural Resources and [...]

2021-06-01T18:55:03+00:00June 1st, 2021|Defense of life and territory|

May 2021 Solidarity Update

(Español abajo) Dear community,  In recent weeks, we have seen acute moments of settler-colonial violence and authoritarianism throughout the globe. We stand in solidarity with those rising up to protect their homes, livelihoods, and the right to self-determination, from Palestine to Colombia, and back into our own cities and [...]

2021-05-28T17:24:58+00:00May 28th, 2021|Solidarity Update|

Accompanier perspectives: “We have survived the oppression, we are proud of our Indigenous Youth”

Straigth from NISGUA's archives, we invite you to read this letter written by Kayla Myers, who was an accompanier in Guatemala from November 2014 to November 2015. Dear Family and Friends, I write you with a feeling of gratitude. Your messages of support and kindness give me [...]

FAMDEGUA’s position on the Constitutional Court resolution that dismisses the injuctions against the NGO law

In February, 2020, President Giammattei signed into law Decree 4-2020, formerly known as Bill 5257, but it was stalled by the former Constitutional Court (CC) due to a series of lawsuits that considered this law to be unconstitutional.  On May 13, the CC definitively denied the injunctions against this [...]

2021-05-25T21:11:23+00:00May 25th, 2021|Justice and accountability|

Pétition: Les droits humains des peuples autochtones en matière de migration

signez la pétition Read in English // Leer en español Pétition: Les droits humains des peuples autochtones en matière de migration Les peuples autochtones d’Abiayala (les Amériques, en termes coloniaux) continuent de faire face aux résultats destructeurs d’un colonialisme fondé sur la Doctrine de la découverte: [...]


De manera urgente, La Asamblea Departamental de los Pueblos de Huehuetenango ADH, nos hemos declarado en sesión permanente; analizando la situación preocupante de la Comunidad de Triunfo de Champerico Retalhuleu. En este momento la comunidad está bajo atropellos, amenazas de Energuate y luego coordinado con las fuerzas represivas del [...]


MANIFESTAMOS: Nosotros y nosotras las autoridades indígenas, autoridades ancestrales  cocodes, comités de mujeres de las diferentes comunidades indígenas de Ixcan, Cobán y Uspantan que conformamos la asociación de comunidades para el desarrollo, defensa de la tierra y los recursos naturales ACODET reunidos hoy en la comunidad indígena Q’eqchi [...]

2021-04-09T20:36:06+00:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|


WE EXPRESS: We, the indigenous authorities, the ancestral cocodes authorities, women’s committees from the different indigenous communities of Ixcan, Cobán and Uspantan that compose the Association of Communities for Development and the Defense of Land and Natural Resources – ACODET- assembled today in the Q’eqchi Xalala indigenous community [...]

March 2021 Solidarity Update: Day of Dignification of the Victims of the IAC, International Day of Water, and become a sustaining donor!

During the February 25 commemoration, social organizations placed a poster with national symbols, covered by pictures of the disappeared and victims of the Internal Armed Conflict, outside the Congress. Photo credit: Edith López Ovalle Dear friends and comrades: We are already walking [...]


(Español abajo) Maya-Ixil Human Rights survivors and victims of Guatemalan state-sponsored violence fight for asylum in the United States El Paso Immigration Lawyer Carlos Spector declares, “It’s the most significant case I’ve ever had.” El Paso, TX:  Gaspar Cobo and Francisco Chávez are Maya-Ixil human rights leaders and [...]

2021-03-31T16:58:53+00:00March 19th, 2021|Justice and accountability|

Petición: Derechos humanos de los Pueblos indígenas en la migración

FIRMA LA PETICION INSCRIBETE PARA EL WEBINAR Los pueblos indígenas de Abiayala (en términos coloniales conocido cómo las Américas) continúan enfrentando los impactos directos de la continuación del colonialismo basado en la Doctrina del Descubrimiento: extracción impuesta de recursos naturales, impunidad por crímenes en contra [...]

2021-03-15T20:54:36+00:00March 13th, 2021|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

Petition: Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights in Migration

SIGN THE PETITION TODAY REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR Indigenous peoples of Abiayala (the Americas, in colonial terms) continue to face the destructive results of ongoing Doctrine of Discovery-based colonialism: imposed resource extraction, impunity for crimes against humanity, systemic poverty, robbing of ancestral lands, and more. [...]

February Solidarity Update: ACAs suspended, updates from our partners, and a new volunteer opportunity!

These past few months have been full of challenges, victories, and continued perseverance. Continue reading below to join us in celebrating our wins, take action with us, and learn about the continued fight for justice for genocide survivors, land defenders, and all migrants and asylum seekers. Please also consider [...]

Termination of the ACAs! // ¡Terminación de los ACAs!

Three hundred community members organized by the ADH took over the Mesiilla check point on the Guatemala-Mexico border on August 9, protesting the "third safe country" agreement, systemic impunity & the invasion of their territories by extractive industry. Photo Credit: Departmental Assembly of Peoples of Huehuetenango (ADH) [...]

Más de 70 organizaciones exigen que Biden revise la política exterior hacia Centroamérica

Read this page in english Al Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Presidente-Electo Oficina del presidente electo 1401 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20230 15 de enero, 2021 Estimado presidente electo Biden, La presente es para felicitarle por su victoria electoral y compartir algunas reflexiones y sugerencias [...]

2021-01-22T23:08:57+00:00January 22nd, 2021|defensa del territorio|

#LaPazEsNuestroDerecho / #PeaceIsOurRight

Since Giammattei announced a series of decrees closing several institutions created to comply with the Peace Accords signed by the Guatemalan State in 1996, we have been echoing the demands of our Guatemalan partners and uplifting their actions and statements. We also express our concerns on this grave setback [...]

2021-01-22T20:54:00+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Justice and accountability|

195 organizaciones denuncian los últimos ataques contra miembros de la Resistencia Pacífica a la mina de Escobal

READ THIS PAGE IN ENGLISH VISITA EL SITIO WEB DE FUERA MINA ESCOBAL 21 de enero de 2021 DIRIGIDO A: María Consuelo Porras, Fiscal General, Ministerio Público de Guatemala Augusto Jordán Rodas Andrade, Procurador de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala Sean McAleer, Presidente del Consejo de [...]

2021-01-21T20:32:06+00:00January 21st, 2021|defensa del territorio, Escobal (ESP)|

195 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine

LEER ESTA PAGINA EN ESPANOL VISIT RESIST ESCOBAL'S WEBSITE January 21, 2021 TO: María Consuelo Porras, Attorney General, Office of the Public Prosecutor, Guatemala Augusto Jordán Rodas Hernández, Ombudsman, Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala Sean McAleer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Guatemala, [...]

2021-01-21T20:32:01+00:00January 21st, 2021|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Implementación del Acuerdo de Cooperación de Asilo vulnera derechos de las personas migrantes

Escrito y originalmente publicado por nuestras camaradas del Comité en Solidaridad con el Pueblo de El Salvador (CISPES). Click here to read in English.   En respuesta al anuncio desde el Departamento de seguridad nacional (DHS) que Estados Unidos y El Salvador han llegado a un acuerdo sobre la implementación [...]

2020-12-18T20:15:48+00:00December 18th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

Implementation of Asylum Agreement Violates Human Rights of Migrants

Written and originally posted by our comrades at the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). Haz clic aquí para leer en español.   On December 18, International Day of the Migrant, CISPES joined over thirty human rights, religious, solidarity and service organizations throughout Central America and [...]

Statement: As it was in the 80’s

In the last few weeks, protests are growing in Guatemala due to the mismanagement of the pandemic and the lack of an appropriate state response to hurricanes Eta and Iota, the outrageous 2021 budget, and the systematic corruption and impunity of the ruling class. Therefore,  human rights organizations and [...]

2020-12-08T21:24:08+00:00December 8th, 2020|Justice and accountability|

Statement: The Appointment of Roberto Molina as a Constitutional Court Judge is another action of the pact of the corrupts

On November 10, the Guatemala Supreme Court elected Roberto Molina Barreto to the Constitutional Court (CC), replacing Judge Bonerge Mejía, who died of COVID-19 in September. In 2013, when Molina Barreto was also serving on the CC, he voted to overturn Ríos Montt's genocide conviction. Years later, in December  [...]

2021-03-29T23:08:25+00:00November 24th, 2020|Justice and accountability|

Statement: For the right to peaceful protest and against government repression!

After the Guatemalan government heavily repressed on Saturday 21 a peaceful demonstration that had initially being call against the 2021 budget, human rights organizations and social movements are calling for the immediate resignation of the president and vice president, and some civil society groups are calling for a constitutional [...]

2020-11-24T21:35:14+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Justice and accountability|

#NoNosPela // Solidarity with the Guatemalan uprisings

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GUATEMALA? For centuries, the elite of Guatemala have consolidated their power by violently robbing resources from the Indigenous majority. In recent history, the oligarchy has maintained its control through militarized violence, mass corruption, systemic impunity, and strategic alliances with the U.S. government and multinational corporations. [...]

#NoNosPela // Solidaridad con los levantamientos guatemaltecos

¿QUÉ ESTÁ PASANDO EN GUATEMALA? Durante siglos, la élite guatemalteca ha consolidado su poder al robar violentamente recursos a la mayoría Indígena. En la historia reciente, la oligarquía ha mantenido su control a través de violencia militarizada, corrupción masiva, impunidad sistémica y alianzas estratégicas con el gobierno estadounidense y [...]

2020-12-17T21:21:35+00:00November 22nd, 2020|defensa del territorio, Justicia|