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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 to the COVID-19 pandemic the court should move them to [...]

August Solidarity Update: La Puya, ACAs, Molina Theissen & more

Guatemala civil society called a protest on August 15 to denounce the financial mismanagement of the Guatemalan government during the pandemic. Photo credit: Antonio Ramirez/IG: @suculentapro Along with people worldwide who are appalled by state corruption and mishandling of the pandemic, Guatemalans are taking to the streets to demand “where is the money?” People are protesting [...]

Release request of convicted military personnel in the Molina Theissen case is rejected

Archive picture of Marco Antonio Molina Theissen On Wednesday, August 19 a closed hearing was held to resolve the petition of substitute measures for 3 high-rank military officials who currently are in the Guatemalan Military Hospital, arguing the dangers to their health in the face of the pandemic of COVID-19. Francisco Luis Gordillo, Manuel Antonio Callejas [...]

Perspectivas de lxs acompañantes: Lidiando con la complejidad

To read in English Nicole Estrada (ella), NISGUA Internacionalista actual, escribió esta carta durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y los levantamientos de Las Vidas Negras Importan. Imagen de un sendero mágico en Birmingham, AL Queridxs amigxs, familia, y compañerxs, Oficialmente es la temporada de Leo, y muchas cosas han cambiado desde la última vez que [...]

Accompanier Perspectives: On Holding Complexity

Para leer en español Nicole Estrada (she/her/hers), current NISGUA Internacionalista, wrote this letter during the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter uprisings in the U.S.  Picture of a dreamy trail in Birmingham, AL Dear friends, family, and comrades, It’s officially Leo season, and so much has changed since the last time I wrote y’all. I’ve [...]

Accompanier Perspectives: Vivas Nos Queremos. Resistance at the intersection of feminism, coronavirus and the police state

Isa Villalon, NISGUA internacionalista, wrote this letter upon their return to the United States in March, 2020. Since her return, Isa has been organizing with Abolish ICE Denver. I wasn't able to send out my last friends and family letter before I left Guatemala. Now, as you may know, I am back in the US. [...]