ACTIVE: Community Consultations2018-11-26T22:34:44+00:00

Project Description

Community Consultations: A model of resistance under attack in Guatemala

A bill currently before Guatemalan Congress seeks to co-opt the consultation process and violate the rights of indigenous communities to free, prior, and informed consent. Add your voice in calling on the Guatemalan government to respect the results of community-organized consultations.

Three ways to take action:

1. Print out the postcard and mail it to NISGUA’s office for delivery
2. Read more about the incredible role that consultations play in community organizing to protect land, life, and self-determination
3. Sign the extended action! Petition available here.

Photo: Graham Hunt

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Additional reading about community consultations

18October, 2021

Statement: We reject the transfer of Prosecutor Hilda Pineda

On October 11, Attorney General Consuelo Porras transferred Hilda Pineda out of her position as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office on Human Rights, to the Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes Against Tourists.  Hilda Pineda has led several processes that took former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and other former military [...]

29September, 2021

September Solidarity Update

The sacred fire burns during a ceremony celebrated on September 10 in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the ADH on Maya Mam territory. Photo credit: ADH [Español abajo] Dear comrades, family, and friends, This month, we offer updates on the Lucas García Ixil [...]

8September, 2021

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 [...]

8September, 2021

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 [...]