Water is Life

In Guatemala, the decades-plus organizing of ACODET offers concrete lessons to movements defending land and neighborhoods. ACODET has staved off the imposition of the Xalalá Dam and strengthened a regional movement for indigenous self-determination. They not only denounce the waste and pollution of water, but also lift up the need to protect indigenous life and strengthen community defense.


In Defense of Land

In defense of land: Environmental defenders on the frontlines of the global struggle for community self-determination and respect for the Earth The Earth is in the midst of an unprecedented ecological crisis, the impacts [...]


One year after the historic genocide verdict

Ever since the verdict condemning Jose Efraín Ríos Montt to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity was overturned on May 20, 2013, retaliation against key individuals and institutions has halted the progress of emblematic court cases, perpetuating impunity and threatening the advancement of justice in Guatemala as a whole.