PBI-Canada webinar on the struggle against Fortuna Silver in Oaxaca, the call for the cancellation of mining concessions

Photo by Avispa. To register for our webinar on Thursday March 11 at 3:30 pm EST featuring Neftali Reyes of Educa Oaxaca and Isela Gonzalez of ASMAC, please click here. Independent journalist Samantha Demby has reported on opposition to the Cuzcatlán Mining Company, the wholly owned subsidiary of Vancouver-based Fortuna Read more…

130+ water protectors facing charges for opposing Canadian tar sands pipeline being built on Indigenous territories in Minnesota

Photo by Giniw Collective. On February 26, Ojibwe land defender Tara Houska tweeted: “There are 130+ Water Protectors facing charges for protecting the land from Line 3 tar sands…” Commenting on the arrest of land defenders earlier this year, Houska noted: “We saw Minnesota’s police officers protecting a Canadian tar Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CREDHOS calls for the dismantling of the ESMAD riot police

The Colombian human rights organization Temblores has documented that Colombian public forces have committed 639 homicides between 2017 and 2019. On February 26, Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) tweeted: “Day against #BrutalidadPolicial [police brutality] in #Barrancabermeja we demand the dismantling of #ESMAD.” This follows 24-year-old filmmaker Read more…

PBI-Mexico expresses concern about the criminalization of ten water defenders opposed to the Morelos Integral Project

PBI-Mexico accompanied the People’s Front in Defence of Land and Water at a march against the PIM on November 28, 2020. On February 26, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on its Facebook page: “We express concern about criminalizing human rights defender in the context of extraction of natural resources Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the National Day of Dignity for Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict

On February 26, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted on its Facebook page: “#PBI accompanies survivors and families of victims on the National Day of Dignity of Victims of Internal Armed Conflict in Guatemala.” Sandra Cuffe reports in Al Jazeera: “Indigenous survivors and relatives of victims marched on Thursday [February Read more…

PBI-Honduras awaits the hearing on evidence against the alleged intellectual co-author of the murder of Berta Caceres

On February 24, PBI-Honduras posted: “We are awaiting the resolution of the hearing to propose evidence against #DavidCastillo, the alleged intellectual co-author of the murder of #BertaCáceres and we recall the need for this resolution to adhere to international standards.” Castillo is a US trained ex-intelligence officer and former executive Read more…

PBI-Guatemala makes observation visit to Petén to meet with social organizations and learn about the human rights situation

On February 25, PBI-Guatemala posted: “During our observation visit in Petén, we met with representatives of Otran trans Petén; El Frente Petenero; Cooperativa La Otra; Mujeres de Petén Ixqik; Asociación De Mujeres Ixmucáne – Petén; Dejando huella and the Delegación Permanente de la Sierra Lacandón y Laguna Del Tigre.” PBI-Guatemala Read more…