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*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*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|

Historica condena por masacre de Plan de Sánchez

Comunicado de CALDH - www.caldh.orgEl Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos, CALDH, manifiesta su complacencia ante la reciente condena de un comisionado militar y cuatro ex patrulleros militares responsables de la masacre de la Aldea Plan de Sánchez, Rabinal, en julio de 1982 en donde fueron asesinadas más [...]

2019-12-27T19:25:31+00:00March 27th, 2012|Justicia|

“Eternal life to our loved ones” – Interviews with the AJR after Rios Montt Hearing

Versión en español An initial court hearing for former General Efraín Ríos Montt, accused of genocide, took place after ten years of work by the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR). The day after the hearing, ACOGUATE interviewed members of the AJR, accompanied by ACOGUATE since 2001.What do you all [...]

2020-01-01T21:09:12+00:00March 6th, 2012|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

The General on trial

A personal reflection by Phil Neff, Guatemala Accompaniment Project Coordinator for NISGUAA cold evening fog had fallen over the Plaza of Human Rights outside Guatemala City's Court Tower, where two hundred survivors of massacres perpetrated by the Guatemalan Army waited, exhausted and anxious, for Judge Patricia Flores to deliver the [...]

2020-01-01T21:09:26+00:00February 2nd, 2012|Genocide Trial, Justice and accountability|

2011: El año más violento contra defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos

2011: EL AÑO MÁS VIOLENTO CONTRA DEFENSORES Y DEFESORAS DE DERECHOS HUMANOSLa Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos – Guatemala (UDEFEGUA), informa, que según nuestros registros, el año 2011, fue el año más violento en contra de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos. Contabilizamos un total [...]

2019-12-27T19:28:14+00:00January 13th, 2012|defensa del territorio, Justicia|

2011: The Most Violent Year for Human Rights Defenders

2011: The Most Violent Year for Human Rights DefendersThe Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit – Guatemala (Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos – Guatemala; UDEFEGUA) reports that, according to our records, 2011 was the most violent year so far for human rights defenders. We counted a [...]