“People who are fleeing crime and searching for a better future shouldn’t be treated like this”. “But there is something that we have, as migrants. We don’t give up, we do everything to achieve our goals.”
A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition
This month a peaceful resistance movement marks eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens scarce water supplies.
A student occupation opposing the “safe third country” agreement in Guatemala has transformed into a national movement for access to higher education
“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