“Somehow in this part of the world, we’ve come to this point of turning our backs on human rights justice and the rule of law in ways that are terribly troubling”
As the Guatemalan state backs out of court-ordered consultations and intensifies repression of territorial defenders, communities turn to independent research and analysis to strengthen the right to consultation on their own terms
A community hydroelectric plant runs counter to the system by which the state grants concessions to companies, which become the sole providers of those services.
U.S. policy must support those in Guatemala who are struggling to maintain the rule of law, and Congress must demand that Guatemala’s anti-impunity commission be allowed to continue its work
And the Border Patrol Played a Role
One word in particular kept coming up in Spanish over and over. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice. Justice
Rural communities in Guatemala are rising up against unmanageable energy bills, more than two decades after the Central American country privatized its power grid
In the course of less than a month, seven campesino-Indigenous activists were murdered. What explains the onslaught?
Two children ride a bike through the plantation known as Las Palmeras in Guatemala. (WNV/Jeff Abbott) Guatemala’s southern coast is in a constant conflict caused by the expansion of agro-industry. Across the region, small farmers struggle to feed their families as companies buy up more and more land for export crops. Since the arrival of Read more…
A disturbing new proposal by members of Guatemala’ Congress could give blanket amnesty to military members for committing war crimes