PBI-Mexico brigadista Camila Marin’s reflection on her year accompanying human rights defenders

Camila Marin was a Peace Brigades International brigadista accompanying human rights defenders in Mexico in 2019. The United Kingdom-based activist reflects, “I began my time as a ‘brigadista’ a month after Andres Manuel López Obrador took office.” “Three months prior to my arrival, Julián Carrillo, a Rarámuri community leader from Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies BDH at hearing of three peasants charged with “aggravated usurpation” in La Cumbre

On January 28, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted, “Yesterday we accompanied the lawyers of the BDH, who together with the lawyer of the Comité de Unidad Campesina CUC, represent three peasant leaders accused of aggravated usurpation.” PBI-Guatemala continues, “This accusation is given in the context of an eviction occurred Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies NOMADESC at event on 2nd anniversary of the murder of Temistocles Machado

On January 27, NOMADESC posted, “Conversation of the territory defender Don Temistocles Machado at the Banco de la República [cultural centre] in Buenaventura.” War on Want has previously noted, “The social organisations and human rights organisations of the Inter-organisational Committee of Buenaventura, along with social movements from across Colombia, denounce Read more…

PBI-Honduras accompanies CEHPRODEC at meeting on the impacts of mining on Juticalpa and Campamento

On January 27, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted, “This Saturday [January 25] we accompanied Cehprodec to a meeting with neighbors of Juticalpa and Campamento, for information on the effects of metal mining on the territory. Juticalpa is the municipality with the most metal mining concessions in Honduras.” Juticalpa and Read more…