International organizations demand justice in deadly attack against opponents of Tahoe Resources’ mine

Merilyn Topacio Reynoso Pacheco, 1997 - 2014. (Photo: Danilo Zuleta) Two weeks have passed since the deadly attack against Alex and Topacio Reynoso, community leaders from Mataquescuintla, Jalapa who were actively opposed to Tahoe Resources' Escobal mine in southeastern Guatemala. Topacio, just 16 years old, was killed, [...]

2019-12-27T18:46:09+00:00May 1st, 2014|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Urgent communique denouncing assassination of Santos Fidel Ajau Suret, member of La Puya encampment

On Tuesday, July 9, Santos Fidel Ajau Suret, a member of the ongoing peaceful resistance at La Puya, was assassinated. The MadreSelva Collective released the following communique denouncing his assassination. Translation by NISGUA, in Spanish here.  Urgent Communique We denounce the cowardly assassination of Santos Fidel Ajau Suret, activist [...]

2019-12-27T18:29:26+00:00July 12th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, La Puya|

Member of K’iche’ People’s Council Murdered – Asesinan a miembro del Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’s

On June 12, José Tavico Tzunun was murdered in his home.  José was a member of the K'iche' People's Council, an organizer for the 2010 community referendum in Santa Cruz del Quiché,  and an active community leader. K'iche' People's Council members announce the 2010 referendum results. We express our [...]

2019-12-27T18:33:11+00:00June 15th, 2012|Defense of life and territory|