PBI-Mexico joins call for precautionary measures to protect Indigenous community in Ayutla and their right to water

“In Ayutla the right to water is denied” On May 21, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project tweeted: “We join the call for @CNDH [the National Human Rights Commission] and @DDHPO [Human Rights Oaxaca] to comply with the precautionary measures in favor of the community and defenders in #AyutlaMixe.” Codigo DH, Read more…

Canada spends millions to win a UN Security Council seat, but millions more in violation of a UN resolution on land defenders

On February 7 of this year, CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard tweeted: “Just got an email reply on an earlier request I’d sent to #RCMP around costs for last year’s enforcement actions and establishment of CISO [Community Industry Safety Office] detachment [on Wet’suwet’en territory]. RCMP said actions between January and March Read more…

Canadian companies interested in fracking in Colombia as ANH president confirms pilot projects will start next year

Photo: ANH president Armando Zamora Reyes and Colombian energy minister Maria Fernanda Suarez after he was sworn into office, March 12, 2020. On May 20, Armando Zamora, the president of the Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), stated: “The timetable [for the fracking pilot projects] continues, and the interest of the Read more…

PBI-Guatemala publishes new report: We Defend Life! The Social Struggles in Alta Verapaz

The Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project published a 64-page report titled We Defend Life! The Social Struggles in Alta Verapaz. In the introduction to the report, PBI-Guatemala notes: “Alta Verapaz (AV) is a department characterized by difficult realities and deep contradictions: it has the highest number of conflicts over agrarian issues Read more…