Santa Cruz del Quiche: Reorganizing Historic Resistance / Reorganizando la resistencia histórica

On October 22, 2010, more than eighty communities held simultaneous referendums on mining and hydroelectric dams planned for the municipality of Santa Cruz del Quiche.  Years of organizing and popular education preceded the day-long event.El 22 de octubre de 2010, más que 80 comunidades llevaron a cabo simultáneamente consultas sobre [...]

Uspantan: 25,000 Demand a Different Development / 25,000 exigen un desarrollo digno

Mayan ceremony held the night before the referendum.Se lleva a cabo una ceremonia la noche antes de la consulta.  Graham HuntOn October 28, one day before the referendum, helicopters and planes flew over one of the regional centers where organizers were planning to compile results.  The mayor also published a [...]

Comunidades afectadas por las represas exigen sus derechos

“Las comunidades queremos un desarrollo digno y justo,con armonía y respeto con la Madre Tierra.”[i] Representantes de comunidades afectadas por represas viajaron a la capital de Guatemala el 30 de septiembre de 2010 para presentar sus preocupaciones y demandas sobre la planificación y la inauguración de varios proyectos hidroeléctricos en [...]

2020-01-01T21:19:38+00:00November 2nd, 2010|defensa del territorio|

Dam-Affected Communities Speak Out for Free, Prior, Informed Consent

"We, the communities, want a development with dignity and justice, with harmony and respect for Mother Earth.”[i] Representatives from affected communities traveled to Guatemala City on September 30, 2010 to present their concerns and demands regarding the planned construction or inauguration of a number of large-scale hydroelectric projects throughout Guatemala.In [...]

2020-01-01T21:19:50+00:00November 2nd, 2010|Defense of life and territory|

Letter Campaign/Campaña de Cartas

International Community Demands Respect for Community Referendums in GuatemalaOn November 11, 2009, 700 signed letters were submitted to the President, Congress and various government institutions.Comunidad Internacional Exige Respeto para Consultas Comunitarias en GuatemalaEl 11 de noviembre 2009, 700 cartas firmadas fueron entregados al Presidente, Congreso y otras instituciones del estado.On [...]