Genocide trial sentence overturned; CALDH press conference called sentence, “An opportunity for peace”

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court emitted a resolution late Monday evening to annul the genocide trial verdict and revert proceedings back to April 19. Judge Barrios of the First Court for High Risk Crimes "A" has 24 hours after being notified of the resolution this morning to comply with the [...]

2019-12-27T18:30:18+00:00May 21st, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Tahoe Resources Investor Alert calls Guatemala project a Dangerous Investment

(Ottawa/Guatemala City) – Yesterday, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) and MiningWatch Canada warned Tahoe Resources investors against further investment in the Escobal silver project, given lack of community support and increasing violence and repression in the area. Risks identified include: Tahoe Resources does not have the social license to [...]

2018-01-16T15:21:24+00:00May 9th, 2013|Escobal|

Genocide on Trial, Day 24/25: Defense incensed and exposed, Judge moves to concluding arguments

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, 2, 3, 4/5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11-14, 12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18, 19, 20-1, 20-2, 21, Constitutional Court decisions, trial [...]

2019-12-27T18:01:13+00:00May 9th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 23: Proceedings continue, trial will reconvene on May 7

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, 2, 3, 4/5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11-14, 12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18, 19, 20-1, 20-2, 21, Constitutional Court decisions, trial [...]

2019-12-27T18:01:25+00:00May 3rd, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Guatemalan government declares state of siege in municipalities surrounding Tahoe Escobal mine

During the early hours of Thursday, May 2, one day after the first anniversary of the state of siege in Santa Cruz de Barillas, Huehuetenango, the Guatemalan government declared another state of siege in four municipalities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. The imposition of martial law comes less than one [...]

2018-01-16T15:22:46+00:00May 3rd, 2013|defensa del territorio, Escobal|

Genocide trial still suspended: Supporters remain hopeful, public dialogue continues

NISGUA continues ongoing coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity.The air in Guatemala is tensely optimistic as various injunctions and appeals related to the fate of the genocide trial are one by one being resolved in Guatemalan [...]

2019-12-27T18:02:11+00:00April 29th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Constitutional Court issues rulings, ongoing questions about how they impact genocide trial proceedings

NISGUA continues ongoing coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity.Survivors, lawyers and human rights groups remain hopeful that the Constitutional Court will clear the legal obstacles impeding the conclusion of the genocide case, but lawyers interpreted today's [...]

2019-12-27T18:02:23+00:00April 24th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 19: Defense delays resting their case; Statements outside courtroom multiply

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 13/14, Days 15/16, Days 17/18 and full archive [...]

2019-12-27T18:03:12+00:00April 18th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Days 15 & 16: Experts testify, “The Ixil social fabric was destroyed in the attack against their culture”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 13/14 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.The [...]

2019-12-27T18:03:35+00:00April 15th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Attacks Continue against Peaceful Resistance in San Rafael Las Flores

Police in San Rafael las Flores, April 11 Source: resistencapacificaelescobal.blogspot.com While representatives from mining affected communities from throughout Mesoamerica gathered in Huehuetenango to discuss strategies to confront the expansion of mining in their territories, the peaceful encampment in San Rafael Las Flores was violently evicted by members of the [...]

2019-12-27T18:30:36+00:00April 12th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

Genocide on Trial, Days 13 & 14: Defense experts testify, “There was never intention to commit genocide”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Ríos Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 11-14, and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.On [...]

2019-12-27T18:03:45+00:00April 12th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 12: Beatriz Manz, author of “Paradise in Ashes”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity.Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Here we share the rush transcript of Beatriz Manz's testimony [...]

2019-12-27T18:04:09+00:00April 9th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Exclusive Interview with the AJR: “It is our right to demand justice and reveal the truth”

Before the start of the genocide trial in Guatemala, the international human rights accompaniment project ACOGUATE met with Benjamin Jerónimo, president and legal representative of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) to hear his opinion on the advancement of the case. The AJR is a plaintiff in the trial [...]

2019-12-27T18:04:26+00:00April 8th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 10: Expert witnesses testify, “Racism facilitated the extermination of the Ixil…”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Former Guatemalan soldier Ramiro Leonard Reyes gives [...]

2019-12-27T18:04:36+00:00April 6th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 9: “We were the first ones to fall…”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate.Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Testimony by Ixil survivors [...]

2019-12-27T18:04:46+00:00April 4th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 8: Women survivors of sexual violence, “Your truth is our truth”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7 and full archive [...]

2019-12-27T18:04:56+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 7: “I am telling this to the eyes and ears of the world”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6 and full archive of ongoing live [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:08+00:00April 1st, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Day 6: “What I came here to share, I felt it in the living flesh, in my bones.”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.The first [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:20+00:00March 27th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial, Days 4 & 5: “This is how my heart feels, thank you for asking me.”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Witness testifies, with aid [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:30+00:00March 25th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Juan Raymundo Maton: “…they destroyed everything, not just our crops but our culture.”

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez for genocide crimes against humanity. See our archive of live Twitter updates at @NISGUA_Guate. Our live updates were interrupted today as witness Juan Raymundo Maton completed his moving testimony. We offer here a rush [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:40+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial in Guatemala, Day 3: “…justice for everything we lived through.”

Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Survivor testimony continued on the third day of former dictator Efraín Rios Montt and intelligence chief Rodriguez Sánchez's trial for genocide and crimes against humanity. Hours of intense first-person accounts of violence and endurance left impressions of [...]

2019-12-27T18:05:51+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

Genocide on Trial in Guatemala, Day 2: Ixil Voices in the Halls of Justice

Read our coverage on the first day of the trial. The second day of proceedings in the Guatemala genocide case trial opened with unresolved tensions around accused former general Efraín Ríos Montt's legal representation. He started the day once again without any of his previously designated lawyers. Francisco Palomo, who [...]

2019-12-27T18:06:08+00:00March 21st, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

AJR/CALDH: “First trial for genocide still set to begin March 19”

FIRST TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE STILL SET TO BEGIN MARCH 19 APPEALS COURT'S RULING DOES NOT SUSPEND DEBATE Today, March 11th, we were notified of a constitutional injunction ("amparo") filed by the military officials José Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. [...]

2019-12-27T18:06:58+00:00March 11th, 2013|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

AJR/CALDH: “Primer juicio por genocidio continúa para el 19 de marzo”

PRIMER JUICIO POR GENOCIDIO CONTINÚA PARA EL 19 DE MARZORESOLUCIÓN DE LA SALA CUARTA NO SUSPENDE DEBATEHoy lunes 11 de marzo fuimos notificados de una acción constitucional de Amparo interpuesta por los militares José Efraín Ríos Montt y José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, acusados de genocidio y delitos contra los deberes [...]

2019-12-25T01:24:59+00:00March 11th, 2013|Juicio por Genocidio, Justicia|

Communities in San Rafael Las Flores say NO to Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Project

Last weekend, 93% of the population of Los Planes rejected Tahoe Resources' proposed Escobal project, voting NO to chemical mineral mining on their territory. This good-faith referendum, organized by local authorities, is the second of 26 community referenda plannedin the municipality of San Rafael Las Flores. The first referendum, [...]

2019-12-27T17:22:06+00:00March 7th, 2013|Defense of life and territory, Escobal|

We are all Barillas – Statement of the Western Peoples’ Council

Unofficial translation by NISGUAComunicado original en español¡In Defense of Life, Territory, Mother Earth and the collective Rights of our Peoples!  “WE ARE ALL BARILLAS” No to the submission of the Guatemalan state to multinational companies.  Yes to life.To: Our indigenous brothers and sisters around the worldAnd the national and international [...]

2020-01-01T21:27:01+00:00May 11th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|

*URGENT COMMUNIQUE*

*URGENT COMMUNIQUE*To the national and international public, regarding the recent events in the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas Huehuetenango, WE DECLARE:Yesterday, at around one o'clock in the afternoon, armed men ambushed three community leaders as they returned from the municipal center to their nearby community of Posa Verde, where the [...]

*COMUNICADO URGENTE*

*COMUNICADO URGENTE*Ante la opinión pública nacional e internacional, ante los últimos acontecimientos sucedidos en el municipio de Santa Cruz Barillas Huehuetenango MANIFESTAMOS:El día de ayer a eso de la una de la tarde;  hombres armados emboscaron a tres personas, líderes comunitarios;  que retornaban de la cabecera municipal hacia su comunidad [...]

2020-01-01T21:08:45+00:00May 2nd, 2012|defensa del territorio, Huehuetenango - ESP|

Take Action! Sign Petition on Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine

Participe en la acción urgente dirigida a Goldcorp - Versión en españolCanadian mining company with U.S. investors could leave indigenous communities with multi-million dollar bill to pay.We need your support to help defend the rights of indigenous peoples affected by mining in Guatemala's western highlands.On April 26, Goldcorp will hold [...]

2020-01-01T21:08:53+00:00April 20th, 2012|Defense of life and territory, Huehuetenango|