Statement: The Appointment of Roberto Molina as a Constitutional Court Judge is another action of the pact of the corrupts

On November 10, the Guatemala Supreme Court elected Roberto Molina Barreto to the Constitutional Court (CC), replacing Judge Bonerge Mejía, who died of COVID-19 in September. In 2013, when Molina Barreto was also serving on the CC, he voted to overturn Ríos Montt's genocide conviction. Years later, in December  [...]

2020-11-24T21:48:11+00:00November 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

#NoNosPela // Solidarity with the Guatemalan uprisings

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GUATEMALA? For centuries, the elite of Guatemala have consolidated their power by violently robbing resources from the Indigenous majority. In recent history, the oligarchy has maintained its control through militarized violence, mass corruption, systemic impunity, and strategic alliances with the U.S. government and multinational corporations. [...]

Serious Concerns in the Face of Huehuetenango Militarization

In the past several weeks, communities and organizations in Huehuetenango have noted an increase in U.S. and Guatemalan military presence in their territories. This unexplained and unapproved military presence has caused great consternation in a region that was a target of the military’s “scorched earth” policies during the internal [...]

2019-06-17T20:48:19+00:00June 13th, 2019|Defense of life and territory|

Organizaciones de Sobrevivientes Denuncian Militarización, Influencia del Ejercito

En una conferencia de prensa, organizaciones de sobrevivientes del conflicto armado interno rechazaron tanto la influencia del ejercito en el gobierno de Jimmy Morales, como la militarización de la seguridad pública y la corrupción de funcionarios del Estado. Las personas recordaron al público el rol del mismo ejercito en masacres [...]

2019-12-27T17:31:55+00:00September 13th, 2018|Justicia|

A corruption scandal, a new Vice President and the largest mass mobilization in Guatemala’s recent history

Tens of thousands gather in Guatemala's central park to demand an end to impunity and corruption. Photo credit: SkyCam Guatemala A crime ring that defrauded the Guatemalan national tax collection agency (SAT) and customs office, and implicated high-level authorities in different government institutions all the way up to Vice President [...]

2020-01-01T21:26:54+00:00May 18th, 2015|Justice and accountability|