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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|

Statement: “We reject the closure of the institutions of peace and human rights”

Members of the Platform of Victims and Survivors of the Internal Armed Conflict outside the Constitutional Court of Guatemala. Photo credit: Courtesy of AJR  On October 5, the National Platform of Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict and Guatemalan social organizations expressed their rejection of President Giammattei’s [...]

2020-10-20T00:31:41+00:00October 20th, 2020|Justice and accountability|

The Fugitives of CREOMPAZ

This article was originally written by Carlos Juarez for gAZeta magazine on January 2020. You can read the article on Spanish here. Since the publication of this article no further arrest has been made. On the contrary, several defendants have requested their release from preventive detention,  claiming that due [...]

2020-09-17T14:41:55+00:00September 17th, 2020|Justice and accountability|

38 national and international organizations sent a letter to the World Bank expressing their concerns regarding the attacks against the Guatemalan Judicial system

[Español abajo] On July 30, 38 national and international organizations asked the World Bank Group to take decisive measures to reverse its contribution to fostering conditions that threaten the institutional order in Guatemala. Meeting in Barillas to receive human rights defender and journalist Palas Luin, on January 2020 [...]

2020-08-12T00:14:22+00:00August 12th, 2020|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

Organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs)

learn more and take action Migrants’ rights organizations deliver petition with 2000+ signatures against the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) Leer en español Today, a broad coalition of Central and North American organizations delivered a petition to the U.S. Congress with more than 2000 signatures against the [...]

Se entrega petición con más de 2000 firmas en contra de los ACAs

APRENDEr MAS y tomar accion Organizaciones pro migrantes entregan petición al congreso estadounidense con más de 2000 firmas en contra de los Acuerdos de Cooperación de Asilo (ACAs) Read in English Una amplia coalición de organizaciones centroamericanas y norteamericanas hoy entregaron una petición al congreso estadounidense [...]

2020-07-21T18:30:55+00:00July 20th, 2020|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

19 Organizaciones rechazan el golpe técnico contra la Corte de Constitucionalidad

[English below] The Constitutional Court is the highest body of defense for the Political Constitution of the Republic. (Photo: La Asamblea Departamental de Pueblos de Huehuetenango- ADH) Alta Corte de Justicia de Guatemala Las instituciones internacionales de derechos humanos firmantes expresamos nuestra profunda preocupación ante una [...]

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. [...]