PBI-Honduras attends PRO assembly as ASODEBICOQ defends environment from extractive projects in Santa Bárbara

PBI-Honduras has posted: “We attended the Assembly of the Patronato Regional de Occidente (PRO) in Santa Barbara. #ASODEBICOQ along with other civil society representatives expressed concern about the different #needs of its inhabitants and proposed projects to solve them. We are concerned about the major problems associated with #deforestation, #water Read more…

PBI-Canada presentation to UN Special Rapporteur on the right to water Pedro Arrojo-Agudo

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, is visiting Canada from April 8-19. He will share the preliminary findings of his visit on April 19 at 11:30 am ET at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. He will then present Read more…

OXEC dams on Maya Q’eqchi’ territory in Guatemala linked to Spanish, French and Canadian companies

On April 3, during a webinar organized by PBI-UK and Amnesty International, Maya Q’eqchi’ defender Bernardo Caal Xol spoke about a march by the Peaceful Resistance of Cahabón to the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City. That march took place on May 10, 2023. PBI-Canada was there and compiled Bernardo’s tweets Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanied river defender Bernardo Caal Xol marks the International Day of the fight against Dams

Photo: On May 10, 2023, Caal Xol marched to the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala City to demand sanctions against those who have violated the rights of Q’eqchi’ peoples including Spanish businessman Florentino Perez and his company Cobra SA, a subsidiary of the Madrid-based Grupo ACS. PBI-Guatemala accompanied Maya Q’eqchi’ water Read more…

PBI-Honduras with COPINH on the 8th anniversary of the murder of Indigenous Lenca water protector Berta Cáceres

Near midnight on March 2, 2016, assassins hired by DESA, a company seeking to build a hydroelectric dam opposed by the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), broke into the home of COPINH’s general coordinator, Indigenous Lenca water protector Berta Caceres, shot her, and escaped. She died Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies walk by Q’eqchi’ communities who demand OXEC be removed as member of COMUDE

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “[On February 26], #PBI accompanies the peaceful walk carried out by the Q’eqchi’ communities of Santa María Cahabón. Around 300 people mobilized towards the municipality to demand the removal of the accreditation of the hydroelectric company OXEC as a member of the Municipal Development Council (COMUDE), and Read more…