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Memoria, verdad, justicia: Reclamando la memoria histórica como un camino hacia la liberación

To read in English Querides amigues, familia y compas, ¡Me alegra mucho volver a escribirles durante esta temporada de Leo! Estos últimos meses han estado llenos de energía caótica y cambios para mi, tanto en formas hermosas como desafiantes. Cuando las cosas se sienten un poco abrumadoras, salgo al [...]

2021-09-15T19:30:30+00:00September 15th, 2021|Perspectivas de lxs acompañantes|

New oppositions against the “Escobal” mining project owned by the Pan American Silver Guatemala mining company, for violation of the property rights of neighbors of San Rafael Las Flores

Para leer en Español PRESS RELEASE Dated July 15, two thousand twenty-one, the co-owner families of the farm named “El SALITRE”, which is located in the Aldea los Planes, in the municipality of San Rafael las Flores, Santa Rosa, present three administrative options against the license to operate the [...]

2021-09-08T21:24:23+00:00September 8th, 2021|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Nuevas oposiciones contra el proyecto minero “Escobal” propiedad de la compañía minera Pan American Silver Guatemala, por violación al derecho de propiedad de vecinos de San Rafael Las Flores

To read in English COMUNICADO DE PRENSA Con fecha 15 de julio de dos mil veintiuno, las familias copropietarias de la finca denominada “EL SALITRE”, la cual se ubica en la Aldea los Planes, del municipio de San Rafael las Flores, Santa Rosa, presentamos tres oposiciones administrativas en contra [...]

2021-09-08T21:22:13+00:00September 8th, 2021|defensa del territorio, Escobal (ESP)|

August Solidarity Update 2021

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 [...]

POLITICAL STATEMENT OF THE MAYA MAM SAQTX’OTX COUNCIL OF HUEHUETENANGO

As the original people of the territory K’AIB’IL B’ALAM, we reject and condemn the unacceptable attitude of the attorney María Consuelo Porras, representative of the Attorney General’s Office (MP) for abusively ordering the dismissal of the head of the Special Prosecutor Against Impunity (FECI). Juan Francisco Sandoval is a [...]

Comunicado: Organizaciones entregan petición exigiendo un fin de las expulsiones bajo Título 42 y protecciones para las y los migrantes Indígenas

28 de julio de 2021 Contacto: Claire Bransky, claire@nisgua.org Hoy, una amplia coalición de organizaciones centroamericanas y norteamericanas entregaron una petición con más de 1300 firmas al Departamento de Estado, el Departamento de Seguridad Interior y el Congreso Estadounidense. La petición exige un cese de las expulsiones de solicitantes [...]

Press release: Organizations deliver petition calling for an end to Title 42 expulsions and protections for Indigenous migrants

July 28, 2021 Contact: Claire Bransky, claire[at]nisgua.org Today, a broad coalition of Central and North American organizations delivered a petition with more than 1300 signatures to the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Congress. The petition calls for an end to expulsions of asylum seekers [...]

July Solidarity Update 2021 / Boletín Solidario de Julio

On July 22nd, Rubén’s life partner, feminist leader Alba Cecilia, launched Rubén’s second book, ¿Cómo olvidar a las memorias olvidadas? or How to forget the forgotten memories? You can watch the livestream of the launch in Spanish at www.facebok.com/MadreSelvaColectivo. [Español abajo] Dear NISGUA community, In moments of grief, as in [...]

Over 70 organizations express concern regarding reforms to Guatemala’s NGO Law

June 25,  2021                    Revised NGO Law threatens freedom of association in Guatemala The undersigned organizations express our profound concern regarding the amendments to Bill 5257, a law governing the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), that went into effect Monday, June 21st, [...]

Más de 70 organizaciones nacionales e internacionales expresan preocupación por las reformas a la Ley de ONGs guatemalteca

25 de Junio del 2021 Reformas a la ley de ONGs amenazan la libertad de asociación en Guatemala Las organizaciones firmantes expresamos nuestra profunda preocupación por las reformas a la iniciativa 5257, ley que regula las actividades de las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONGs), que entró [...]

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: [...]

COMUNICADO PÚBLICO DE LOS PUEBLOS ORIGINARIOS DE HUEHUETENANGO

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 [...]

LA ASOCIACION DE COMUNIDADES PARA EL DESARROLLO, DEFENSA DE LA TIERRA Y LOS RECURSOS NATURALES ACODET, EN SU DÉCIMO TERCERA ASAMBLEA GENERAL ORDINARIA, ANTE LA OPINION PUBLICA

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|

THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE DEFENSE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES – ACODET- IN ITS THIRTEENTH REGULAR GENERAL ASSEMBLE, BEFORE THE PUBLIC OPINION

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 [...]

Press Release: MAYA-IXIL HUMAN RIGHTS SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS OF GUATEMALAN STATE-SPONSORED VIOLENCE FIGHT FOR ASYLUM IN THE UNITED STATES

(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) [...]