PBI-Guatemala accompanies Poqomam resistance to sand extraction that impacts the environment and community

On July 18, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the Multisectoral Chinautla to the Dialogue Table between people belonging to the community, transporters of the La Primavera sand and the San Luis quarry and the PDH [Human Rights Ombudsman]. The St. Louis operation license expired on June 25 of this year, which Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies David Maxena, Poqomchi’ defender of land and territory, at court hearing

On July 18, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies UVOC in the hearing of the opening debate in the case of David Maxena, defender of land and territory.” UVOC has previously posted: “Months in prison without committing any crime. Since February 14 of this year, the Mayan Poqomchi’ community leader David Alejandro Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies Chinautla Multisectoral resistance to sand companies damaging the environment and community

On July 15, PBI-Guatemala posted: “Yesterday, PBI accompanied the multisectoral Chinautla in its resistance against the sand companies operating in the region and have left damage to the environment and the population.” The Chinautla Multisector Urban Platform advocates for the human right to water to be respected and raises concerns Read more…

PBI-Honduras observes meeting on violence against LGBTI+ community, women, Afro-descendants and other vulnerable groups

On July 13, PBI-Honduras tweeted: “[PBI] recently observed a meeting of the Municipal Political Technical Committee against Discrimination. At PBI we celebrate the realization of spaces focused on eradicating violence and discrimination in Honduras.” On Facebook they further noted: “At the meeting worked on a proposal that will seek to Read more…

Toronto-based Brookfield owns Colombia’s fourth-largest dam that impacts artisanal fishers and the San Silvestre wetland

Photo: CREDHOS president Ivan Madero along with Andrea Nocove and Julia Figueroa from CCALCP outside the Brookfield office in Toronto, Canada during a Peace Brigades International-organized advocacy tour in November 2019. Mongabay reports: “In La Playa, a fishing village of around 500 people in Santander, Colombia, well-kept houses and vibrant Read more…

PBI-Mexico co-organizes regional meeting with human rights defenders and journalists in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

On July 11, Casa del Migrante Saltillo tweeted: “This weekend, human rights defenders and journalists from northern Mexico are reflecting on what should be included in a comprehensive public policy for our protection. It was a pleasure meeting you again.” Espacio OSC also tweeted: “Days past we held a meeting Read more…

Researching the sale of Canadian military goods to the Colombian military in relation to human rights violations

Photo: On November 20, 2019, Semana reported that the Bell 407 Halcón (Falcon) helicopter would be used by the National Police to monitor National Strike protests in Bogotá with high resolution cameras with facial recognition technology. Peace Brigades International-Canada is working with Research for the Front Lines to better understand Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS and FEDEPESAN at mobilization in defence of the environment and water

On July 13, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “We accompany @Credhos_Paz [the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights] and Fedepesán [the Federation of Santander Fishers for Tourism and Environment] at the mobilization in defense of life and the permanence in the territory. Fedepesán, and its president Yuli Velásquez, are exposed to Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies imprisoned Maya Q’eqchi’ defenders Marcelino Xol Cucul and Jorge Coc Coc at court hearing

On July 12, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the public visit of Jorge Coc Coc and Marcelino Xol Cul criminalized members of the CCDA [Campesino Committee of the Highlands]. Magistrates are familiar with the casation [annulment] appeal raised by the defense of the two defendants.” On July 10, PBI-Guatemala has also Read more…

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